Middle School District Writing Assessment

 

Middle School District Writing Assessment Plan:

  • 2 Performance Tasks per Year
    • 1st Task (1st Semester): Administer writing assessment following the 6th-8th ELA Curriculum Map.
    • 2nd Task (2nd Semester): Administer writing assessment following the 6th-8th ELA Curriculum Map. (Input scores into Synergy)
  • Synergy Tutorial:  K-8 District Writing Assessment in Synergy.pdf

Writing Prompts by Grade Level:

  1st Semester 2nd Semester
6th Grade Argumentative Essay: “Parenting a Bully:  What Are the Responsibilities?”

Collections Common Core Assessment Booklet pages 109-120

Scores entered into Synergy by the end of the 1st semester.

Argumentative Essay: “Parenting a Bully – What are the responsibilities?”

Collections Common Core Assessment Book pages 113-119

Scores entered into Synergy by the end of the 2nd semester.

7th Grade Narrative Essay: “Write a short story with a main character who boldly attempts to overcome a tremendous challenge.”

Collection 1 Performance Task A  pages 53-56

Scores entered into Synergy by the end of the 1st semester.

Argumentative Essay: “Consider the risks of exploration in extreme conditions and write an argumentative essay on whether it is worth the costs. Cite at least three sources you have explored in this Collection.”

Collection 4 Performance Task pages 215-218

Scores entered into Synergy by the end of the 2nd semester.

8th Grade Argumentative Essay:  “Should all U.S. students be required to speak at least one language besides English?”

Collections Common Core Assessment Book pages 3-10

Scores entered into Synergy by the end of the 1st semester.

Expository Essay: “Write an essay about the living conditions in the Annex, using details from The Diary of Anne Frank, other texts in the collection, and additional research.”

Collection 5 Performance Task pages 389-392

Scores entered into Synergy by the end of the 2nd semester.