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ERIC Number: EJ1019885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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