Congratulations to our students for doing so well on their Writing Assessment and to our teachers for their instruction in this important academic area!
As part of our effort to maintain high academic standards, we gave students in 3rd – 8th grade a formal writing assessment in April. Each grade level was given a prompt to write on and the papers were then sent to be formally scored and compared at a national level. Scores were based on ideas and development, organization and coherence, word choice, sentences and paragraphs, grammar, and writing mechanics (punctuation, etc).
When we consider the results, there are several different scores that are reported to us, but there is one in particular we focus on – the Stanine. This score reports whether our class scores are below, at or above average. The class scores are given below.
Grade 3: Stanine 6 Average
Grade 4: Stanine 7 Above Average
Grade 5: Stanine 7 Above Average
Grade 6: Stanine 8 Above Average
Grade 7: Stanine 7 Above Average
Grade 8: Stanine 7 Above Average
Great work student, teachers, and parents!