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1 W RITING P ERFORMANCE A SSESSMENT (R EQUIRED FOR DTC S, STC S, AND W RITING TA S )

2  Understand the ways in which the writing assessment differs from other assessments  Administer the Writing Performance Assessment appropriately 2 Objectives Writing

3  Authentic performance assessment where students produce an essay over 2-3 days.  Measures student proficiency on adopted state standards in the area of Writing.  Identifies student strengths and weaknesses through analytic trait scoring to inform classroom instruction.  May be used for students to demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skill of Writing 3 Purpose Writing

4 Based on legislative action:  Grades 4 and 7 remain suspended  High School restricted to Grade 11 and Grade 12 students who have not previously met or exceeded the writing standard.  Eligible Grade 11 and Grade 12 students may test in either window.  Students enrolled in Grades 9 and 10 may not access the Writing Assessment Grades 11 and 12 Only Writing

5  Winter Window (Grades 11 and 12):  Online (Jan. 8 – March 21)  Paper-Based (Jan. 8 – Feb. 20) (order window Oct. 19 – Dec. 10) (shipping deadline is March 4)  Spring window: (Grades 11 and 12 )  Online (April 2 – May 22)  Paper-Based (April 11– May 22) (order window Jan. 25 – March 15) (shipping deadline is June 3) 5 Test Schedule Writing

6  Review Appendix G of the Test Administration Manual and your training notes  Provide students with opportunities to become familiar with the test format, especially for the online test  Make sure students only have access to the allowable resources identified in Appendix G  Read the student directions in Appendix G aloud to students verbatim 6 Before Testing Writing

7  Writing is a Test Subject that can be selected for inclusion in a test session from the OAKS Online TA Interface.  While the Online Writing test is not timed, estimate that it will take approximately 2 – 3 class sessions to complete. Note: Tests that are not completed within 45 days of starting will expire. 7 Test Administration (Online) Writing

8 Test Administration (Online), cont’d  Students can either create and revise their drafts in the Student Response screen or print their selected prompt and create and revise their drafts on paper, entering their final draft in the Student Response Screen. Note: any printed test materials, including outlines or rough drafts, must be collected by the TA and securely stored between test sessions.  When breaking up the test over multiple sessions, remind students to pause the test rather than clicking “end test” and submitting their test for scoring. Students should only click “end test” after entering and reviewing their final response. 8 Writing

9  While the Paper-Based Writing test is not timed, estimate that it will take approximately 2 – 3 class sessions to complete.  TAs must collect student test booklets at the end of each test session. Note: all notes, outlines, and rough drafts must also be collected by the TA and securely stored between test sessions.  Students must enter their final draft into the student test booklet.  Students may use an additional sheet of paper to finish a thought begun on the previous page, not to exceed one half a page  Typed responses may be inserted into the test booklet  Follow the instructions on pp. G-22 – G-23 of Appendix G to ensure that additional or typed pages are correctly inserted 9 Test Administration (Paper-based) Writing

10  All tests are scored through a central, online scoring system.  Tests will be distributed to Oregon raters around the state.  Both paper and online assessments will be double scored.  Scores of papers may be appealed, but must follow the process and timelines described in Appendix G of the Test Administration Manual.  Note: Grade 12 students testing in the spring window will not receive their scores in time for May or June graduation decisions 10 Scoring Writing

11 Do’s and Don’ts  Do review Appendix G before testing  Do test all students in Grade 11.  Do test Grade 12 students in the Winter or Spring window who have not yet met the standard and would benefit from this additional opportunity.  Do collect and securely store all printed test materials between test sessions (for both online and paper-based Writing) 11 Do’s Writing

12  Do not allow students enrolled in Grade 9 or 10 to test using a blank writing booklet  Do not allow Grade 11 or eligible Grade 12 students to test more than once  Do not provide resources to students unless they are explicitly identified as allowable resources in Appendix G.  Do not retain copies of pp. 1 and 2 of paper writing booklets 12 Do’s and Don’ts, cont’d Don’ts Writing

13  Local scoring of classroom assessments using the official scoring guide to provide feedback in some or all of the writing traits to prepare students for the writing assessment.  Districts create a system where teachers trade papers for double scoring, thus ensuring rater accuracy. 13 Promising Practices Writing

14  Writing administration is essentially the same as last year  Testing in restricted to Grade 11 students and Grade 12 students who have not yet met or exceeded the writing standard.  New for , both Grade 11 and Grade 12 students may test in either the winter or the spring window. 14 In a Nutshell Writing

15  Test Administration Manual  OAKS Online User Guides  OAKS Portal (includes Training Site and Practice Tests) Online Resources OAKS Online

16  How can TAs be sure that they are only administering the writing test to eligible students?  What factors should weigh in the decision as to which window and what format are used to administer the test?  What local expertise could be tapped for an accurate and timely review and return of writing appeals? 16 Acorns for Storage Writing


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