Writers Express A Handbook for Young Writers, Thinkers, and Learners The new Writers Express is the perfect resource to help 4th and 5th grade students become better writers, readers, test takers, and learners.
You must obtain permission from the NYC Department of Education for any other use of the assessments.
Performance Assessments engage students in authentic, high-level work that is aligned to curricular standards so that teachers can more carefully plan for instruction that meets students where they are and moves them forward. The performance assessments you will find here were designed to align to particular Common Core State Standards in reading and writing, and to anchor specific units of study in data collection and close observation of student work.
We recommend viewing these as both pre- and post-assessments: The overarching goal of assessing students is to provide a clear sense of what students have internalized and what still needs support in regards to the standards-based skills at hand.
You will find teacher instructions as well as student-facing instructions and supports; you will also find rubrics that clearly connect the task to the CCSS, and annotated and graded examples of student work. The texts for these tasks are included where we have obtained permissions; in some cases you will need to purchase the relevant texts.
In the case of the second grade assessment, children will study nonfiction reading and informational book writing as two separate but related units.
In the fifth and eighth grade assessments, students will study nonfiction research methods in reading workshop and research-based argument essay writing in writing workshop. The assessments here are designed to gauge students' abilities to:This Readability Analyzer estimates the readability of a passage of text using the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease, Gunning Fog Index, Kincaide Grade Level, SMOG formula and Dale–Chall Score and Fry Reading Graph metrics.
Which one's right for you? iv Writing Prompts, Scoring Rubrics, and Sample Responses • Grade 9 INTRODUCTION TO WRITINGPROMPTS, SCORING RUBRICS, AND SAMPLE RESPONSES Overview of the North Carolina End-of-Course Test of English II The North Carolina End-of-Course Test of English II is administered to all tenth-grade students.
Grade 1 - WIF has been found to be one of the strongest predictors of reading outcomes for 1st grade students. Therefore, we suggest at a minimum that a universal . In the case of the second grade assessment, children will study nonfiction reading and informational book writing as two separate but related units.
in reading and writing Grades Assessment Guidelines for Expressive Language (Speaking) First — Third Grade Procedure 1.
During the normal classroom routing, observe individual children using expressive language (speaking) in both large groups and small groups. 2. Student Self-Assessment 1 Use this assessment worksheet with your students to help them describe an assignment they had and what they learned.
Your students will be asked to review what they learned as well as show what strategy they used before completing the activity in question.