ERIC Number: ED468105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Middle Grades Writing Assessment and Instructional Guide.
Bass, Bill; Brigman, Donna; Brooks, Gordon, Jr.; Edgar, Laurie; Melton, Mark; Rumbaugh, Will
This guide to the Georgia Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) serves the purpose of improving writing and writing instruction. It includes a description of test administration conditions, a sample test booklet, and a structured overview of the writing assessment. Prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading are explained in the guide. It explains the writing options of narrative writing, persuasive writing, and report writing, and provides two student writing samples for each type of writing. The guide details classroom strategies for improving writing, frequently asked questions, and the nature of the scoring system. Appendixes contain scoring rubrics and glossaries for content/organization; style; sentence formation; usage; and mechanics. Annotated sample student papers to illustrate the scoring criteria are also included. (PM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia