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1 Welcome to CRCT and Georgia Writing Assessment Question and Answer Night!

2 Georgia Writing Assessment March 7, Minutes Planning 45minutes Drafting 20 minutes Edit/Revise 30 minutes Final Draft 10 minutes Proofreading

3 Types of Essays Informational Persuasive Narrative See the handout for reference of details

4 Grade Weighting Ideas 40% Organization 20% Style 20% Conventions 20%

5 DCES 5 th Grade Preparation Explore Graphic Organizers for Planning Evaluate Sample Essays from the State Spiraled Essays: Narrative, Expository, Persuasive Writing Process Instruction: Planning, Drafting, Revising, Editing, Publishing State-formatted Prompts Understanding the State Rubric 6 Traits of Writing Instruction

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7 The CRCT *Reading (student pass needed) *Math (student pass needed) Language Arts *Science (for AYP purposes only) Social Studies

8 What is the purpose of the CRCT? The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, system, and state levels. This information is used to diagnose individual student strengths and weaknesses as related to the instruction of the GPS, and to gauge the quality of education throughout Georgia

9 April 11: Reading April 12: Language Arts April 13, 16: Make-up April 17: Math April 18: Science April 19: Social Studies April 20: Make-up May 22-23: Retests for Grades 3 & CRCT Dates

10 DCES 5th Grade Preparation Weekly reading test Daily grammar Math computation tests CRCT prep Skills packets Benchmarks Spiral Review on tests Explicit Test-taking Strategies Being a self-evaluator

11 Help in preparation Teacher’s Webpage Study Island Georgia CRCT Prep Georgia CRCT Reading & Language Arts Coach By Stewart Margulies PH.D Georgia CRCT Test Prep


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