This purpose of this multifaceted project is to support the articulated curriculum aligned to the ELA Common Core Standards. To propel the implementation of the writing curriculum and standards, all grades 1-8 English Language Arts teachers will administer an On Demand/End-of-Year Writing Assessment.
Prior to administering this paper test, familiarize yourself with the prompt, rubric, exemplars, and directions.
Some students (e.g., students with identified learning needs) may require more time or some other consideration.
Students cannot use dictionaries, thesauruses or other spelling aids, as spelling and vocabulary are two of the elements students are assessed on.
Younger students may require more time to understand the instructions and feel at ease with the process.
Teachers will explain that today they are going to do a writing task and it is important that they try their best.
Students should title the “google doc” in the following manner:
Last name, first name, year of graduation, grade level, teacher last name (Example: Arnold, Clare, 2026, Gr. 4, Daigneault)
The Following School Year
Student on demand writing samples will be shared through a shared team drive the google suite.
Teachers will see folders created by "Year of Graduation."
Simply click on the year of graduation, writing assessments will be available in alphabetical order by students' last names.
All teachers will individually conference with students in September using the On Demand/End-of-Year Writing Assessment. This will serve as a baseline for student writing and expectations. Be sure to use best practices in conferencing. http://www.paterson.k12.nj.us/11_departments/language-arts-docs/writing%20workshop/Tips%20for%20Conferencing%20with%20studetns.pdf
Clare C. Arnold, Assistant Superintendent 1850 Providence Pike North Smithfield, RI 02896 (401) 769-5492