ERIC Number: ED447485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Proficiency Examination Instructional Guide, 2000-2001. [Third Edition].
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
The Nevada Writing Assessment Program has been developed, implemented, and facilitated by Nevada classroom teachers, who have adapted, designed, and continually revised the scoring criteria; designed the assessment writing prompts; evaluated and chosen anchor papers; led the scoring sessions and read and scored the student papers; and made the classroom connections from assessment to instruction in order to improve student writing. Types of writing measured and their real world uses are: Narrative writing tells a story by sharing details of an experience; Expository writing instructs, gives information, or explains something about a topic; Persuasive writing gives a writer's opinion of a topic and tries to get the reader to agree; and Descriptive writing describes a person, place, thing, or idea. The Nevada Writing Assessment Program uses two types of direct writing assessment: holistic and analytic trait scoring. This guide is divided into the following sections: Introduction; Background and Purposes of Assessment; Scoring Rubrics; Eleventh Grade Sample Papers; Twelfth Grade Sample Papers; Eighth Grade Sample Papers; Fourth Grade Sample Papers; Writing for Assessment Tips; Trait Bookmarks for Classroom Use; Resources for Writing Teachers; and References for Writing Assessments. (NKA)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Descriptive Writing, Expository Writing, High Schools, Holistic Evaluation, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Persuasive Discourse, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Writing Models, Teacher Role, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Processes
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada