Date of publication: 2017-08-26 18:38
The writing assessment for grade three consists of teacher evaluation of student writing using an analytic scoring system. The Grade 8 Assessment and Instructional Guide contains the scoring rubric types of writing required by the CCGPS (narrative, informational and persuasive) good practices for the instruction of writing sample student papers and ways to evaluate student writing. Using representative samples of student writing, third-grade teachers are to use the analytic scoring rubrics in the Guide to determine the performance levels in each domain for each child in the classroom. Teachers collect writing samples by providing many opportunities for students to produce the various types of writing throughout the year.
Because writing assessment at grade three is an outgrowth of the writing instruction program, each elementary school or system should develop a plan at the beginning of the school year for teaching the three genres of writing and collecting assessment samples.
An easy way to evaluate student writing is to create a rubric. This allows you to help students improve their writing skills by determining what area they need help in.
During the last two weeks of March, teachers review the Student Writing Record and complete the Teacher Summary Report. Writing samples may be included in the student’s permanent record.
Student Writing Record forms identifying each student's performance level in each genre and domain are completed by the classroom teacher. Individual student reports--one copy to be given to parent(s)/guardian(s) and one copy to be retained in the student's permanent record—are also included in reporting. This report will be completed using a web-based application. School and system summary reports will be furnished to systems. The scoring rubrics and writing samples may be retained and forwarded to the grade four teachers.
Student writing will be assessed analytically in four domains 58 Ideas, Organization, Style, and Conventions. Analytic scoring will provide detailed information on student writing including performance levels.
The scoring system is analytic. Analytic scoring means that more than one feature or domain of a paper is evaluated. Each domain itself is scored holistically. The score assigned indicates the test raters’ overall impression of the writer’s command of the components, using predetermined scoring criteria contained in the Scoring Rubrics. Accurate scoring requires balancing a writer’s strengths and areas of challenge.