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For more information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment System, please click here. Description The writing assessment for grade five consists of an evaluation of each student response to an assigned prompt. Students are assigned a topic from a prompt bank representing three genres: Students are allowed approximately minutes to write their essays.
The writing assessment must be administered in one day. A make-up is also given the following day. Students will be given either an informational, persuasive, or narrative writing topic.
Because topics will be spiraled, students may receive any one of the three writing topics thus requiring them to be prepared to write in informational, narrative, and persuasive genres. Topics will be released after each test administration and will become part of the practice topic bank.
Analytic and Holistic Scoring The scoring system is analytic. Analytic scoring means that more than one feature or domain of a paper is evaluated.
Each domain itself is scored holistically.
Student writing will be assessed analytically in four domains: Ideas, Organization, Style, and Conventions. Analytic scoring will provide detailed information on student writing including scale scores and performance levels. The Grade 5 Writing Assessment will also be linked to a common reporting scale allowing for greater capability to compare scores over time.
All grade five students will take the assessment on the same day.
There will also be one day for make-up. Testing time will be minutes 2 sessions of 60 minutes each. Each system will have the flexibility to determine what time of day to administer each of the sessions.
Scoring Procedures and Types of Scores Four domains of writing are evaluated in the grade five writing assessment. Each paper is scored in four domains: Each domain consists of several components. A component is a feature of writing within a particular domain.
Weighting means that the score a rater assigns is multiplied by the weight importance assigned to the domain. Each paper is scored by one rater.
The rater scores each paper independently. Each of the four domains of effective writing is evaluated. Although these domains are interrelated during the writing process, a strength or area of challenge is scored only once under a particular domain.CONFERENCE YEAR website maintained by LOCAL WEBMASTER CONTACT PERSON and Brad Sietz.
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The Grade 5 Writing program was retired after the administration. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System has replaced the Grade 5 Writing beginning with the school year. By Stephen A. Bernhardt, University of Delaware We should think less about teaching students to write, and more about how we might use writing in our classrooms in the interest of learning.