The Old Way One moment in time High stakes Language Arts
The New Way Ongoing assessment Use of the writing process Cross curricular Flexible Formative Assessment
Summary of Changes 2 on-demand 2 content specific More flexible delivery window Across Content Areas Third rubric for content/scored by content area teachers Teachers help develop writing tasks with students
Suggestions to be Ready Think of big ideas or overarching concepts in y our curriculum. Create one writing task per unit or big idea. Craft a writing task that will provide an opportunity for students to showcase knowledge. Could be an alternate assessment or culminating project. Think outside the box.