WrAP Overview

 

 


 

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Testing Dates

2018-19 Testing Dates

 

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

 

 

 

The WRIIT Library

Visit the WRIIT Library to access annotated and scored sample student essays, learning progressions, comprehensive lessons based on WRIIT practice prompts, skills-based lessons, mentor text suggestions, anchor charts, graphic organizers for student brainstorming, and much more! Don't miss our videos and recorded webinars to learn how WRIIT and WrAP work hand-in-hand to improve student writing.

 

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 Features and Benefits

 

  • Comparisons to relevant norm groups that provide an objective lens through which to examine student writing.
  • Both non-stimulus and the more complex stimulus-based prompts for each of three genres and every level.
  • The flexibility to use WrAP 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.
  • Individual Student Reports that contain criterion-referenced data with links to annotated and scored writing samples.
  • Comprehensive resources that include annotated writing samples and lessons to complement instruction and result interpretation.
 

 

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

 

WrAP prompts are available in three genres—Narrative, Informative, and Argument/Opinion. Within these genres, there are two types of prompts that students can address.  Educators can choose between shorter, non-stimulus prompts or longer, stimulus-based prompts. With so many prompt options, students can take WrAP multiple times a year by responding to a different prompt each time.

 

Non-Stimulus Prompts Students can complete a first draft that they will revise before submitting their final draft. Their writing is based on their understanding of the prompt topic as well as their own experiences. 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 Students can complete a first draft that they will revise before submitting their final draft. These prompts align to the most current standards and are used to develop students’ critical analysis and writing skills. They 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. 

 

 
Sample Prompts

 

ERB Members can access more sample prompts along with suggestions for using sample prompts in the classroom by visiting the WRIIT Library!

 

 

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

 

 
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.

 
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