ERIC Number: ED466811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Grade 7 Anchor Set Annotations from the Spring 2001 Washington Assessment of Student Learning in Writing [with]"Presentation Guide" for Principals.
This document includes a booklet and presentation guide. The booklet contains the anchor papers used to score the 2001 Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) in writing, grade 7. Anchor papers are concrete examples that illustrate the intent of the scoring guides. The papers in the booklet exemplify the full range of score points possible. The booklet notes that: (1) for each of the two writing prompts, students can earn up to four points for content, organization, and style, and two points for conventions such as grammar, punctuation, capitalization, paragraphing, and spelling; (2) students can receive a total of twelve points on the WASL in writing; and (3) it takes nine points to meet the standard. The booklet is divided into three parts: (1) student work on a narrative prompt earning 4, 3, 2, and 1 point(s) in the area of content, organization, and style; (2) student work on an expository prompt earning 4, 3, 2, and 1 point(s) in the area of content, organization, and style; and (3) student work earning 2, 1, and 0 point(s) in the area of conventions. The booklet also contains writing prompts and writing scoring guides. The presentation guide is designed for principals to use with staff, to introduce the use of the Grade 7 Anchor Set Annotations, Spring 2001 Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) in Writing document. It has two applications: teachers in grades five through seven will be able to use the document as a tool for identifying quality student writing, improving writing instruction, and improving student achievement in writing; and the materials in the document may also be used to teach students to assess and improve the quality of their own writing and to set goals. The guide provides for principals a presentation overview; materials/arrangements needed for presentation; presentation steps; and suggestions for additional writing resources for staff. In addition, the guide includes a sample selection of student responses. (PM)
Descriptors: Grade 7, Junior High Schools, Scoring, Test Interpretation, Writing Achievement, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Writing Tests
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Washington Assessment of Student Learning