I've always found it difficult to measure writing progress. But this year, I created an AWESOME rubric that can apply to a variety of academic writing assignments in order to track writing progress and areas for growth much more consistently and accurately throughout the year.
You'll absolutely love this rubric--it allows you to:
1) Use one consistent writing rubric to assess student writing growth from assignment to assignment;
2) Identify successes and growth areas based on individual and whole class data trends;
3) Target specific writing skills and differentiate instruction based on the different needs of students; and
4) Get students personally invested and involved in data collection and improvement.
I loved using it, and the results were incredible!
I also have an accompanying Academic Writing Progress Tracker
that enables you to plug in the scores from this rubric and track student progress from assignment to assignment.
If you take the time to rate/review this product, I'll give you a dollar off of any of the other products in my store :).