Student Assessment Of Writing Skills Scoring Guide Grade

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Student Assessment of Writing Skills – Scoring Guide – Grade 3 Targets
Informative: Letter Written to a Topic—Communicates ideas and information to an audience using a specific format
SKILLS 3 2 1 0
Idea Development • Develops a clear and focused • Presents a main idea in • Attempts to present a main idea in • No response to the topic; main
The writer develops the content of main idea in response to the response to the topic response to the topic idea is unclear
the message through the use of topic

• Uses descriptive details to • Uses relevant details • Limited use of relevant details • Details are consistently
enrich idea development irrelevant
Organization • Writing is presented in • Writing is presented in • Attempts to use letter format • Letter format is unidentifiable
The writer builds the structure to appropriate letter format appropriate letter format
support the purpose and
effectiveness of the writing. • Uses a topic sentence; • Uses a topic sentence; similar • Similar ideas are grouped • Similar ideas are not grouped
effectively organizes similar ideas are grouped together together without a topic together; no evidence of a topic
ideas sentence sentence
Voice • Letter consistently reveals • Letter reveals personal voice • Letter reveals limited personal voice • Letter is flat and lifeless
The writer uses descriptive, original personal voice appropriate to the appropriate to the purpose appropriate to the purpose
language to communicate directly to purpose
the audience in a way that is
individual, compelling, and engaging. • Uses a variety of descriptive • Uses descriptive words or • Demonstrates little variation in word • Uses an extremely limited range
words or phrases phrase choice and/or repetitious use of of words or phrases or
simple words and phrases consistently uses words
Conventions • Uses grade-appropriate • Uses grade-appropriate • Spells common words correctly, but • Misspells common words
The writer develops the mechanical spelling consistently spelling other grade- appropriate words
correctness of the piece including incorrectly
spelling, capitalization, punctuation,
and grammar. • Uses grade-appropriate • Uses grade-appropriate • Uses limited grade-appropriate • Demonstrates incorrect use of
capitalization and punctuation capitalization and punctuation capitalization or punctuation grade-appropriate capitalization or
consistently punctuation throughout
• Uses grade-appropriate • Uses grade-appropriate • Demonstrates limited control of • Demonstrates incorrect use of
grammar and usage grammar and usage grade-appropriate grammar and grade-appropriate grammar and
consistently usage usage throughout
• Uses varied and mostly • Attempts to use varied • Sentences are simple and lack • Sentences are run-on, incomplete,
correct sentences sentences; sentences variety; inconsistently uses correct or fragmented
are mostly correct sentences
Wyoming Department of Education

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What is the writing assessment for grade 3?

The writing assessment for grade three consists of teacher evaluation of student writing using an analytic scoring system.

Why do i need an official writing scoring guide?

Official State Scoring Guides are required for use with Work Samples for the Essential Skills graduation requirement. * The Official Writing Scoring Guide is the only one allowable rubric for the use of scoring writing Work Samples to demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skill of Writing.

How does a teacher assess writing skills?

The teacher does this by carefully monitoring students' writing to assess strengths and weaknesses, teaching specific skills and strategies in response to student needs, and giving careful feedback that will reinforce newly learned skills and correct recurring problems.

How do third grade teachers use analytic scoring rubrics?

Using representative samples of student writing, third-grade teachers are to use the analytic scoring rubrics in the Guide to determine the performance levels in each domain for each child in the classroom. Teachers collect writing samples by providing many opportunities for students to produce the various types of writing throughout the year.