4th grade parent night writing test

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4th grade parent night writing test

  1. 1. 4th Grade Parent NightEastfield Global Magnet School<br />How to help your child perform well on the <br />North Carolina Writing Assessment System Pilot!<br />
  2. 2. How will my child be assessed in Writing?<br />Students will be assessed four times during their 4th grade year of school. <br />The new writing system encourages instruction to focus on the writing process, not just the preparation for a traditional single-day assessment.<br />All students statewide in grades 4 and 7 will complete two content-specific writing tasks/assignments and two on-demand writing tasks.<br />
  3. 3. How will my student take the writing tests?<br />Students will word process both on-demand writing tasks in the computer lab after being read a single prompt. <br />Students will complete the entire writing process from pre-writing to editing on the content specific tasks and their final copies will be word processed in the computer lab on a specified date. <br />
  4. 4. When will these tests take place?<br />4th Graders will complete their first on-demand assessment during the second week of September. Their final on-demand assessment will occur in early March.<br />Students will work on their first content specific writing task from September through November and the second content specific task will be worked on from January through March. <br />
  5. 5. Will the writing test keep my child from passing the 4th Grade?<br />The Writing Assessment System will be a statewide pilot for the 2011-2012 school year. Results at grades 4 will not be used for any level of accountability.<br />These tests will contribute to your child’s writing score on each report card.<br />
  6. 6. What types of writing will my child be asked to complete?<br />The on-demand assessments will consist of either a personal or imaginative narrative. Students will be asked to respond to a given prompt. <br />The content specific tasks will be chosen by the teacher and will include content from either Science or Social Studies. The assessment may be a story, letter, research paper, etc. <br />
  7. 7. How will the on-demand and content area assessments be scored?<br />The assessments will be score d using a series of rubrics.<br />The on-demand assessments will be scored with a features rubric and a conventions rubric.<br />The content specific assessment will be scored with a features rubric, a content rubric, and a conventions rubric.<br />
  8. 8. Features Rubric<br />Click on the link above to view the features rubric.<br />
  9. 9. Content Rubric<br />Click on the link above to view the content rubric.<br />
  10. 10. Conventions Rubric<br />Click on the link above to view the conventions rubric.<br />
  11. 11. What do the prompts look like?<br />Click on the link above to view sample content and on-demand writing tasks.<br />
  12. 12. Thank you for coming to our parent night. We appreciate your assistance in helping your students to become effective writers!<br />

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