WrAP Overview

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WrAP: Writing Assessment Program 

Grades 3 – 12

 

Alert: 2016-2017 WrAP Testing: All materials must be received for scoring by June 16th, 2017. 

 

WrAP helps develop outstanding writers.

 

Available in both paper and online testing modalities, WrAP is a direct measure of student writing ability that provides teachers with a powerful, objective lens with which to examine student writing samples. WrAP asks students to respond to a writing prompt in two timed writing sessions administered over consecutive days—closely replicating the natural writing process of drafting, revising, and completing a final version. Unlike other instruments that provide only holistic scoring indices, WrAP is scored both holistically and analytically, to provide more detailed feedback.

 

2017-2018 WrAP Test Dates

Testing begins: August 14, 2017
Last testing date: June 8, 2018
Materials returns required: June 18, 2018

 

 


 

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Log in to the WrAP Portal to manage your assessments.

 
 

2016-2017 Test Dates: August 16th, 2016 – June 9th, 2017 All materials must be received for scoring by June 16th, 2017.

 

 

 

 

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 Features and Benefits

  • Individual Student Reports are accompanied by a rubric with links to annotated and scored sample essays and a copy of the student’s essay.
  • A consistent and research-based approach to scoring provides a common vocabulary for evaluating essays and teaching writing.
  • Stimulus-based Timing: Grades 3 - 4 have 85 minutes in writing period one and 70 minutes in writing period two. Grades 5 - 12 have 75 minutes in writing period one and 60 minutes in writing period two.
  • Non-stimulus Timing: Grades 3 - 4 have two, 60-minute writing periods. Grades 5 - 12 have two, 50-minute writing periods.
  • Non-standard administration is available.
 

 

Grade Levels

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)
 

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icon_news-1.pngPrompts

With a wide variety of writing prompts available, educators can choose the one that’s right for their students. 

 

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.

 

 
Genre Definitions

 

Narrative

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.

 

 
Sample Prompts

 

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.

 

 

Stimulus-Based Samples

Elementary Level (Grades 3 & 4)

Narrative

 

Intermediate Level Grades 5 & 6

Narrative

 

Middle Level Grades 7 & 8

Informative

 

Secondary Level Grades 9 & 10

Argument/Opinion

 

 

ERB Member schools can access more sample prompts and other WrAP Resources in the WRIIT Library!

Non-Stimulus Samples (English)

Elementary Level Grades 3 & 4

All Genres

 

Intermediate Level Grades 5 & 6

All Genres

 

Middle Level Grades 7 & 8

All Genres

 

Secondary Level Grades 9 & 10

All Genres

 

College Level Grades 11 & 12

All Genres

 

 

ERB Member schools can access more sample prompts and other WrAP Resources in the WRIIT Library!

Non-Stimulus Samples (Spanish)

Elementary Level Grades 3 & 4

Narrative


Intermediate Level Grades 5 & 6

Narrative


Middle Level Grades 7 & 8

Expository/Informative


Middle Level Grades 7 & 8

Persuasive/Argument


Secondary Level Grades 9 & 10

Persuasive/Argument


College Level Grades 11 & 12

Persuasive/Argument

 
 

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