This week we gave our writing assessment. Each kindergarten class performs the same assessment in the same manner.
Our prompt is, "Write about something you like to do in the snow". Teachers do not confer with students during this assessment and we do not give a writing mini-lesson before the assessment. This is an independent task. Students are permitted to use classroom resources like our word walls or the writing center.
I love how Mrs. Parker showed her students progression in this post, so I thought I would do the same.
The October sample was also an assessment (same hands-off rules applied).
As a district, we will score our student's work together next week during a PD day. However, I included what I anticipate their score to be. Grab a copy of the scoring guide here.
NOTE: These images are small, but if you click on them, you will get a bigger image and you will be able to read the kid's handwriting.
I think these samples are pretty indicative of my class population. I am not convinced our scoring guide is rigorous enough. As a district, we are committed to not making any changes, but I would love to hear your opinion.
On another note, during writer's workshop we co-created this anchor chart.
It was very helpful with our book writing.