ERIC Number: EJ1019885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Preparing Students with Learning Disabilities for Large-Scale Writing Assessments
Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Colwell, Ryan P.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v49 n2 p67-76 Nov 2013
This article provides recommendations for teachers to better prepare 3rd through 12th grade students with learning disabilities for large-scale writing assessments. The variation across large-scale writing assessments and the multiple needs of struggling writers indicate the need for test preparation to be embedded within a comprehensive, evidence-based writing curriculum. In addition, students with learning disabilities can benefit from instruction in self-monitoring and self-evaluation of their writing and in understanding writing test formats. Finally, teachers should support the affective needs of students when they are taking large-scale writing assessments. Teacher vignettes as illustrative examples are provided for each recommendation.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing Evaluation, Test Wiseness, Summative Evaluation, State Standards, Writing Skills, Student Characteristics, Writing Instruction, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Writing (Composition), Revision (Written Composition), Peer Evaluation, Writing Strategies, Scoring Rubrics, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Test Format, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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