12-8-2017 Assessment of Essential Skills in Writing Scoring Training

Students graduating in 2018 will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skill of "Write clearly & accurately." The purpose of the Essential Skills in Writing Performance Assessment is to provide an alternative assessment for students who need to demonstrate proficiency in the essential skill of writing in order to obtain a high school diploma. The assessment targets secondary students who possess a high level of writing skills but are not demonstrating those skills successfully on the SBA writing assessment. This training will qualify participating teachers to score writing work samples in their districts, regionally, and across the state. Districts are encouraged to send a team of teachers.

People who are new to the Writing Scoring Guide/Essential Skills should plan on attending the entire day.  People who are experienced with the Writing Scoring Guide and just need an updated refresher/calibration are welcome to come for only the afternoon session which will begin at 12:30.

- Overview and practice scoring papers using ODE's Writing Scoring Guide
- Guidelines for selecting an appropriate writing prompt
- Overview of Willamette ESD's new ORSkills Assessment of Essential Skills Portal

AUDIENCE: High school teachers in all content areas.

WORKSHOP PRESENTER: Artie Knight, Literacy Consultant, Multnomah Education Service District

Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.

6 PDUs available

DATE: Friday, December 8th, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

- This workshop is provided at no cost for members of the Willamette Curriculum Coalition (WCC) and ORSkills Essential Skills scorers. $25.00 per person for all other school districts.

LOCATION: Cascades Room | WESD Marion Center | 2611 Pringle Road SE | Salem, OR

Questions? Please contact Justin Lieuallen, Coordinator, School Improvement Services at justin.lieuallen@wesd.org | 503.385.4727.

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* 3. School District

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