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How Can Writing Be Assessed Using Portfolios?. EDUC 602 Session 7. Unless stated otherwise the content of this section is based on Chapter 5 – Gunning, T.G. (2010) Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties . Boston, MA.: Pearson, Education, Inc. Purpose of Portfolios.

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How Can Writing Be Assessed Using Portfolios?

EDUC 602

Session 7

Unless stated otherwise the content of this section is based on Chapter 5 – Gunning, T.G. (2010) Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties. Boston, MA.: Pearson, Education, Inc.

purpose of portfolios
Purpose of Portfolios
  • Portfolios can be used for a variety of purposes
  • Students learn to be reflective and to discern:
    • Their own growth over time
    • Their strengths
    • Areas on which they need to work
  • Teachers can assess growth
  • Parents can learn about the development of their children’s writing abilities

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steps to using portfolios
Steps to Using Portfolios
  • Establish Goals
  • Decide on Indicator Tasks
  • Establish Standards
  • Manage Portfolios
  • Evaluate Portfolios

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How Can Writing Be Assessed Using Commercial Writing Tests?

EDUC 602

Session 7

Unless stated otherwise the content of this section is based on Chapter 5 – Gunning, T.G. (2010) Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties. Boston, MA.: Pearson, Education, Inc.

commercial tests of writing
Commercial Tests of Writing
  • Test of Written Language-3 (TOWL-3)
  • Achievement Tests with Writing Subtests:
    • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
    • The Diagnostic Achievement Battery
    • Peabody Individual Achievement Test-Revised (PIAT-R)

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How Can Writing Be Assessed Using Rubrics?

EDUC 602

Session 7

Unless stated otherwise the content of this section is based on Chapter 5 – Gunning, T.G. (2010) Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties. Boston, MA.: Pearson, Education, Inc.

the role of rubrics
The Role of Rubrics
  • Goal: Improve instruction
  • Effective rubrics are:
    • Concise
    • Include criteria that encompasses a teachable skill
    • Clear
  • Teacher-created and Student-created rubrics

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holistic vs analytic
Holistic vs. Analytic
  • Holistic Scoring
    • Scoring by reacting to the piece of writing as a whole
    • Compare to three anchor papers (good, fair, poor) and determine which is most similar
  • Analytic Scoring
    • Scoring by considering major features of the piece
      • Important to focus on a few essential elements that have previously been emphasized (e.g., 6+1 Traits)
  • To obtain the most valid results, multiple samples of a student’s writing should be assessed

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guidelines for descriptive feedback
Guidelines for DescriptiveFeedback
  • Be specific
  • Be clear and considerate
  • Limit your comments
  • Tie your feedback to previous instruction
  • Keep the developmental perspective in mind

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analyzing writing using rubrics activity
Analyzing Writing Using Rubrics Activity

One-to-One Activity:

  • Use the 6+1 Traits rubric you printed during Session 6 to score your case study student’s writing piece
  • With a partner, use the rubric to discuss:
    • What is the student’s strongest writing trait?
    • What is the student’s greatest area of need?
    • What next steps would you recommend for this student?(e.g., additional assessment, instruction in specific areas)

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How Can Writing Be Assessed Using Journals?

EDUC 602

Session 7

Unless stated otherwise the content of this section is based on Chapter 5 – Gunning, T.G. (2010) Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties. Boston, MA.: Pearson, Education, Inc.

journals
Journals
  • Provide insight into students’ thinking and writing abilities
  • Journal topics: the possibilities are endless!
    • Description of topics they are considering exploring
    • Explanation of struggles they are having with their writing
    • Achievements they have made in writing

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How Can Writing Be Assessed Using Observations and Conferences?

EDUC 602

Session 7

Unless stated otherwise the content of this section is based on Chapter 5 – Gunning, T.G. (2010) Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties. Boston, MA.: Pearson, Education, Inc.

observations conferences
Observations & Conferences
  • Observations
    • Observe students during the process of writing
      • How do they choose a topic?
      • What kind of prewriting do they do?
      • What techniques do they use to revise and edit?
    • Make notes regarding both needs and strengths (recommendations and commendations)
  • Writing conferences
    • Stop to discuss the students’ writing while they are engaging in the writing process

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How Can Spelling Be Analyzed?

EDUC 602

Session 7

Unless stated otherwise the content of this section is based on Chapter 5 – Gunning, T.G. (2010) Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties. Boston, MA.: Pearson, Education, Inc.

spelling
Spelling
  • 3 principles of spelling
    • Alphabetic – letters represent sounds
    • Pattern – spelling is determined by a pattern (e.g. ‘e’ at the end of a word indicates a long vowel)
    • Meaning – words that mean the same often are spelled the same (compete/competition)
  • For reading to progress, children need to learn to segment words into phonemes (distinct sound units)

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stages of spelling activity
Stages of Spelling Activity

Read Figure 5.7 on page 148 of the Gunning text:

  • Pre-phonemic
  • Alphabetic
  • Word Pattern
  • Syllabic
  • Morphemic

Spelling Stages

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spelling assessment
Spelling Assessment
  • The Elementary Spelling Inventory (page 150 - Gunning)
    • Make sure to analyze misspellings, not just correctly spelled words which can be memorized
  • The Spelling Placement Assessment (page 152 - Gunning)
    • Analyze what stage they are in
    • Also note what kinds of words students struggle with (predictable vs. non-predictable)
  • Assess student writing
  • Student Spelling Interview (page 153 - Gunning)
    • Assess student’s ability to learn new words to spell (study habits)
  • Commercial Spelling Tests (page 154 - Gunning)
  • Developmental Spelling Test Items & Illustrative Spelling at Each Stage (page 262 – Barr, et al.)

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