Welcome to one of the most helpful writing resources you will ever use in your classroom! This Writing Skills Assessment will allow you to measure student writing progress in a way that you cannot with causal assessment or rubrics.
The assessments could not be easier: simply print off a prompt sheet, deliver to the students and have them think on the topic for 1 minute. Then give them 3 minutes to write. Collect, score, and file the work!
You will amass a wonderful weekly snapshot of writing skills that will assess writing volume, spelling, and fluency.. This data is measurable, and can be used to inform instruction, highlight individual needs or development concerns, and chart growth over time. Keep the writing samples for a portfolio, or simply keep the data.
Perfect for early or pre-writers up to 3rd or 4th grade, depending on student skill level! Also an excellent resource for ESL students!
This resource includes instructions on how to deliver and score the assessment, and 60 writing prompts- enough to deliver one assessment a week for an entire school year!