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THANK YOU for attending INWRC'S program with Nikki Elliott-Schuman.

We had 189 educators in attendance. You came from WA, ID, & OR! Nikki indicated she felt very welcomed and enjoyed presenting to you. Thank you again for making this program a HUGE SUCCESS! The powerpoint is posted below.
 

Performance Tasks and What Else You Should Know about the Writing Portion of the Smarter Balanced ELA Assessment

The primary focus of this session will be on the Smarter Balanced ELA performance task full-writes as well as the brief writes on the computer- adaptive part of the assessment. Participants will learn about the structure of the brief-write items and performance tasks, the role of the research questions and classroom activities, the importance of the writing purposes and source-based writing, and the scoring of these items and tasks. Finally, there will be a brief overview of the word choice, editing, and revision items on the CAT. Come and learn about the balanced Smarter writing assessment.

 

Nikki Elliott-Schuman
Director, ELA and Literacy
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
nikki.elliott-schuman@smarterbalanced.org

The primary focus of this session will be on the Smarter Balanced ELA performance task full-writes, as well as the brief writes on the computer-adaptive part of the assessment.
You will learn . . .
    the structure of the brief-write items and performance tasks
    the role of the research questions and classroom activities
    the importance of the writing purposes and source-based writing
    the scoring of items and tasks

 

 

 

 

Powerpoint from the Nikki Elliott-Schuman program
INWRC Feb_2015.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [5.3 MB]