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1 WRITING ROADMAP 2.0 VAUGHN RHUDY, COORDINATOR West Virginia Department of Education Office of Assessment and Accountability

2 Provided by WVDE at no cost to counties Available to all students Grades 3 – 12 Available to all counties, schools, teachers (Aug. 15) Unlimited practice Sept. – June Writing Roadmap 2.0

3 Rationale Improve student writing Emphasize writing on all grade levels Writing Assessment -- grades 4, 7 and 10 Prepare for 2009 WESTEST 2 Grades 3 – 11 RLA Standard 2 : Writing Practice for national assessments 2011 NAEP ACT/SAT Writing

4 Product Improvements Additional prompts – shelf 66 calibrated prompts 10 practice prompts Instructor-created prompts Unlimited number Security Mozilla Firefox Internet Explorer(Microsoft)

5 Product Improvements Customize interface Iterative writing mode Single or multiple sections Enable or disable instructional hints thesaurus, spell check, grammar tree, tutor functions 508 compliance Visually impaired Text-to-speech capability

6 Product Improvements Flagging of essays Requires teacher review before scoring Scoring algorithm Improvement in scoring validity 4, 5 and 6 point rubric scale Home Report

7 Rubric Comparison West Virginia Rubric ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT SENTENCE STRUCTURE WORD CHOICE/GRAMMAR USAGE MECHANICS Writing Roadmap Rubric ORGANIZATION IDEAS & CONTENT CONVENTIONS WORD CHOICE VOICE CONVENTIONS

8 Genres West Virginia NARRATIVE DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATIVE PERSUASIVE Writing Roadmap NARRATIVE DESCRIPTIVE EXPOSITORY/ INFORMATIVE PERSUASIVE

9 Guided Demonstration Writing Roadmap 2.0: PRODUCT TOUR: Student Trainer Demo Teacher Trainer Demo

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11 Access to Writing Roadmap 2.0 Website address: Site code Username Password

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14 Support/Contact Information West Virginia Department of Education Office of Assessment and Accountability Vaughn Rhudy, Coordinator

15 Support/Contact Information CTB/McGraw-Hill Technical Support:

16 KEY WEB ADDRESSES West Virginia Department of Education Office of Assessment and Accountability CTB/McGraw-Hill Writing Roadmap 2.0 Writing Roadmap 2.0 Product Tour

17 THANKS!


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