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1 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

2 What is WV Writes?

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 https://admin.wvwrites.com

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13    Write a descriptive essay about your favorite place.

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32 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

33 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

34 THANK YOU!


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