ERIC Number: ED435716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Writing Assessment Results, 1998-99. Measuring Up. E&R Report No. 99.28.
Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.
The North Carolina Writing Assessment, which is part of the state's End-of-Grade testing program, requires students in grades 4 and 7 to write essays in response to a standardized prompt. This report contains results for the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). Fourth grade writing assessment scores across North Carolina rose in 1999, and in the WCPSS, the scores at grade 4 were higher than the statewide scores. However, WCPSS scores decreased 3 percentage points from 1998. Scores for seventh grade students rose dramatically, both statewide and in the WCPSS. One area in which performance declined, both in Wake County and in the state as a whole, was that of conventions, an area that assesses sentence formation, word usage, and mechanics. Information is provided about scoring procedures, interpreting writing assessment results, and results for individual schools. Attachments contain summary reports for grades 4 and 7. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.