ERIC Number: ED468106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment and Instructional Guide for the Georgia High School Writing Test.
Brigman, Donna; Brooks, Gordon, Jr.; Kirkland, Cathy; Rawlston, Susan; Taylor, Dee
The purpose of this guide is to improve high school writing and writing instruction. Teachers are encouraged to make transparencies and handouts of the information in this guide in order to make the information accessible to students. Using the scoring rubrics and model papers, students can be taught to recognize both strong and weak areas in their own writing. The Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) is a test of persuasive writing. The guide explains how to establish and effective writing program. Main sections in the guide are devoted to: writing instruction; scoring; sample prompts; and student writing samples. Additional resources contain a 22-item GHSWT Domain Terminology; and Diagnostic Statements from the Individual Student Score Report. Contains a 19-item list of recommended reading. Includes handout samples such as: a writing prompt; a sample of student test materials; the persuasive writing process in the testing context; graphic organizers; and a jot list prewriting activity. (PM)
Descriptors: High Schools, Persuasive Discourse, Student Evaluation, Student Writing Models, Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
For full text: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/sla/ret/ghswt.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia