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ERIC Number: EJ833638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Assessment-Driven Improvements in Middle School Students' Writing
Andrade, Heidi; Buff, Colleen; Terry, Joe; Erano, Marilyn; Paolino, Shaun
Middle School Journal (J1), v40 n4 p4-12 Mar 2009
In the fall of 2005 the principal and teachers at Knickerbacker Middle School (KMS) were worried. KMS was a "School in Good Standing" but had not hit federal or state benchmarks because of low subgroup scores on the English Language Arts (ELA) test--especially scores received by economically disadvantaged students, about half of this urban school's student population. KMS would be identified as a "School in Need of Improvement" in 2006 if the ELA scores did not improve. This article chronicles a successful attempt by the authors and their colleagues to teach writing by making improvements in the assessment of writing in the classroom. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York