Our students learn so much – we need to make sure our data shows that. This is a writing diagnostic or 'pre-' test to get baseline academic data for secondary students.
Administer this diagnostic as a starting point to track student growth throughout the year. You are welcome to use the writing traits rubric included here – or sub in the one your school uses.
The focal text is a short Tupac poem that is both accessible and deeply meaningful to young people today. Super helpful resource and format for new teachers, Teach for America ( TFA ), or veterans looking to attach hard data to writing growth.
Includes resource notes for differentiation.