The grammar test is three pages front and back, or six single pages, and assesses the following: common, abstract, concrete, and plural nouns; linking, helping, and common verbs; verb tenses; subject and predicate agreement; and adjectives and adverbs. This test was created to assess basic knowledge of each item listed above.
The writing test is one page and a student choice assignment, so he or she can show their best writing in any format they wish.
For older students, this can also be used as a beginning of the year assessment. What about the end of the year title? You can always let them know that you want to know what they remember from the year before or you want to know what they already know before you teach it, depending on your case, and they usually understand.