Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kindergarten Writing Scoring Guides

Ok you smart bloggers... I need your feedback!  Our district is in the Process of revising our Writing Scoring Guides.... AGAIN!  Why is writing such a challenge to assess?  I know why, but I just wanted to say that!  LOL! 

Anyhoo, we are attempting to align our rubrics with Common Core Standards and Missouri's GLE's.  We are also looking at our 1st grade exectations and trying to line everything up.  Makes sense, right?

Here is what we developed for Kindergarten.  I would love your FEEDBACK (you can also be my editors)

This is for the beginnning of the year.  Once the writer has progressed beyond this stage, they will be scored on page 2.

Ok... Let me know your thoughts!


  1. Deedee,
    I love the idea of including a "sample" of how the writing may appear. We have a similar scale for our Primary writers and teachers interpret it differently. Including the "graphic" will help us be more consistent.


  2. In the previous school system we used this type of developmental rating when scoring student writing. It was the Blackbrun-Cramp scale I think which seems familiar if I recall correctly. In my district now we assess based on a checklist that matches our K standards in our report cards. Wondering what it'll look like next year as we move to common core.
    - Leslie

  3. This is exactly something I have been looking for! I've seen sclaes where they show examples of students writing at each stage but I love the scoring you have put next to it. Have you put it to use? What do you think of it so far? I think this would be a great tool to show to parents and would really put an emphasis on how important writing is even at these young ages.

  4. Deedee,
    Thanks for doing this. I like that it is aligning to CCS. Do you give scores for the writing or do you just state that they are Below Basic, Basic etc? Our district has to give scores

    1. Hi there! Thank you! Our district does not give scores although I think it would be a better way to monitor the growth.

  5. Are these forms available for download? I am looking for something like this for conferences next week :)

    1. I fixed the link, so you can just click on the first picture to take you there.


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