ERIC Number: ED438293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Assessment: Rhode Island State Assessment Program. Guide to Interpretation [and] Interpretation Guide for Families Grades 3, 7, and 10.
Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.
In 1999, Rhode Island students in grades 3, 7, and 10 took a performance assessment in writing as part of the Rhode Island State Assessment Program. These two documents, a guide for educators and a guide for parents, describe the test and its scoring. The test is called a performance assessment because it requires the students to demonstrate their ability to write an essay in response to a suggested topic. As such, it is a test of writing skills in standard English. The "Guide to Interpretation" contains information for educators in the following chapters: (1) "Background"; (2) "Purpose"; (3) "The Writing Tests"; (4) "Scoring Process"; (5) "Use of Test Results"; (6) "Elements of an Effective Writing Classroom"; and (7) "Summary." Five appendixes contain writing samples, a sample performance report, a writing process diagram, a description of the scoring teams, and a list of annotated resources. The "Interpretation Guide for Families, Grades 3, 7, and 10" explains the performance assessment to parents and contains writing samples for the three grades. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island