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August 14, 2017 - June 8, 2018
All testing materials must be returned by June 18, 2018.
Fall Testing: August 15, 2018 – December 20, 2018
Spring Testing: January 2, 2019 - June 7, 2019
All testing materials must be returned by June 17, 2019.
Visit the WRIIT library to access prompts, annotated and scored student essays, learning progressions and much more! And don't miss our webinar recordings to learn how WRIIT and WrAP work hand-in-hand to improve student writing.
Features and Benefits
- Comparisons to relevant norm groups that provide an objective lens with which to examine student writing.
- Both non-stimulus and the more complex stimulus-based prompts for each of three genres and every level.
- Flexibility; can be used with any curriculum.
- Administration options for the Fall, Spring, or both.
- Paper and online modalities to meet the needs of all schools.
- Expert readers using analytic scoring with a 6-trait, 6-point rubric to deliver reliable and consistent scores.
- New features including Individual Student Reports that now contain direct links to annotated and scored writing samples.
- Rich resources, including the WRIIT Library, with comprehensive and annotated writing samples to complement instruction and understanding of assessment results.
Developed in collaboration with our member schools and writing experts, WrAP is administered across five grade level bands, with higher performance expectations at each level.
- Elementary (Grades 3 and 4)
- Intermediate (Grades 5 and 6)
- Middle (Grades 7 and 8)
- Secondary (Grades 9 and 10)
- College Preparatory (Grades 11 and 12)
All new prompts are develped each year. Prompts are available in three genres—Narrative, Informative, and Argument/Opinion. Educators can also choose between shorter, non-stimulus prompts or longer, stimulus-based prompts that require students to read and refer to accompanying text passages as they respond to the writing prompt. With so many prompts options, students can take WrAP multiple times a year by responding to a different prompt each time.
Student tells a story or relates an incident or experience to entertain or to illustrate a point, real or imaginary using story elements, structure, details and language to support a rich and meaningful narrative.
Informative (Expository/Informative for Spanish)
Student clarifies, defines, and/or explains various points of view clearly and accurately on a topic with facts, definitions, comparisons, concrete details and other information relating to the topic.
Argument/Opinion (Persuasive/Argument for Spanish)
Student makes a case for a specific course of action or point of view through valid reasoning and logical argument using relevant and sufficient facts to support the recommended action or position.
Non-Stimulus Prompts: Guide curriculum decisions, help plan writing instruction, and provide important feedback to administrators, teachers, students, and parents about student writing. These prompts require students to complete a first draft and revise to complete a final draft on the topic. Non-stimulus prompts are available in both English and Spanish. The difficulty level of Spanish prompts is selected based on a student’s grade level or Spanish proficiency level.
Stimulus-based Prompts: Align to the most current standards and are used to develop students’ critical analysis and writing skills. These prompts involve a more complex performance task that requires students to read, analyze, and reference related passages to inform their writing. Stimulus-based prompts underscore the close relationship between reading and writing as students complete a first draft and revise to complete a final draft.
ERB Members can access more sample prompts along with suggestions for using sample prompts in the classroom by visiting the WRIIT Library!
Non-Stimulus Samples (English)
Non-Stimulus Samples (Spanish)
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