Presentation on theme: "WV Writes: A Roadmap to Writing Success Dr. Vaughn G. Rhudy, NBCT, WESTEST 2 RLA/Online Writing Coordinator West Virginia Department of Education Office."— Presentation transcript:
WV Writes: A Roadmap to Writing Success Dr. Vaughn G. Rhudy, NBCT, WESTEST 2 RLA/Online Writing Coordinator West Virginia Department of Education Office of Assessment, Accountability & Research County Test Coordinator Training Charleston, West Virginia September 1-2, 2010
What is WV Writes?
WV Writes features… a new look: New colorful, user-friendly interface for teachers and students Separate URL addresses for teacher/administrator and student logins Teacher/Administrator login: https://admin.wvwrites.comhttps://admin.wvwrites.com Student login: https://student.wvwrites.comhttps://student.wvwrites.com
WV Writes features… improved scoring: A WV scoring engine trained using sample WV student papers from the 2008 WESTEST 2 Online Writing Field Test Scoring based on WV Writing Rubrics and five analytic writing traits: Organization Development Sentence Structure Word Choice/Grammar Usage Mechanics Annual calibration of scoring for reliability and validity
WV Writes features… unlimited writing practice: 34 passages and prompts selected from the 2008 WESTEST 2 Online Writing Field Test 162 grade-level shelf prompts Opportunity for teachers in all content areas to create their own prompts Unlimited practice sessions for students in grades Opportunity for immediate scores and narrative feedback matching West Virginia’s Writing Rubrics Free access to all public schools
WV Writes features… improved student writing: Opportunity for teachers to offer specific comments to help students improve writing Research evidence that use of WV Writes (Writing Roadmap) increases student scores on WESTEST 2 Online Writing
Write a descriptive essay about your favorite place.
https://student.wvwrites.com ***** WR11-1
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Support/Contact Information West Virginia Department of Education Office of Assessment and Research, Sandra L. Foster Lead Coordinator Stacey Murrell RLA Acuity/WV Writes Coordinator Dr. Vaughn G. Rhudy WESTEST 2 RLA/Online Writing Coordinator
KEY WEB ADDRESSES West Virginia Department of Education Office of Assessment and Research https://admin.wvwrites.com Teacher/Administrator Log In https://student.wvwrites.com Student Log In