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NC 10 th Grade Writing Test Basic Information. NC 10 th Grade Writing Assessment: The Basics What: A standardized test of our ability to create and compose.

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1 NC 10 th Grade Writing Test Basic Information

2 NC 10 th Grade Writing Assessment: The Basics What: A standardized test of our ability to create and compose a timed response to a set, informative prompt. Who: ALL 10 th Graders in North Carolina When:Taken in March 2011, Scores Return in June 2011 How this affects us: Semester Classes! 2010 – Pre-Remediation during Non-EOC courses, After School Tutoring and essential 1:1s Why: College-Readiness 9 th Grade = Reading Scores 10th Grade = Writing Scores 11 th Grade = SATs / ACT Scores 12 th Grade = College Application Essays

3 NC 10 th Grade Writing Assessment: The Basics The Test Itself: 100 Minutes Total for Reading the Prompt & Writing Informative Essay – Basic Purpose? To inform an audience about a specific topic. Three Possible Prompt Topics – 1.Cause Essay: The person, event, or condition, that is responsible for an action or result. 2.Effect Essay: The result of a CAUSE. 3.Definition Essay: Goes beyond dictionary definition! Elaborates on details and characteristics. The response identifies a key word or concept, explains it to the scorer, and answers the question  “What is the MEANING of …?”

4 NC 10 th Grade Writing Assessment: The Basics The NC 10 th Grade Writing Rubric Focus: – Clarity of Purpose / Main Idea – Consistency in Response Support / Elaboration: – Strong Examples of Main Idea – Significant, Connected Evidence for Support Organization: – Connection of Ideas  The “Flow” Style: – Your “Voice”  Word Choice, Content Conventions : – Spelling / Grammar

5 NC 10 th Grade Writing Assessment: The Basics The NC 10 th Grade Writing Rubric In order to achieve a Passing Score: – Each one of the Five Scored Sections is worth from Pts – Trained Scorers from NC’s DPI add scores from each Section ** Double Conventions! – Level 1 = 4-7 Pts – Level 2 = 8-11 Pts – Level 3 = Pts – Level 4 = Pts Students will need to receive a Level 3 or better in order to move on to English III Honors at Bertie STEM High School – All accommodations will be upheld, per student plans. – Quick Questions?  Student-Led Explanation


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