WrAP Writing Assessment Program Grades 3–12
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The Writing Assessment Program (WrAP) stands apart from nearly every other writing assessment on the market today. Unlike assessments that provide holistic scoring indices, WrAP is scored analytically, providing a direct measure using a six-trait, six-point rubric to provide data that can help target writing instruction.
The test provides a direct measure of writing ability by asking each student to produce a writing sample in response to a prompt. The results compare students’ writing performance with that of similar students in other suburban public or independent schools.
Holistic vs. Analytical: What’s the difference?
Holistic scoring generally asks the rater to read the entire paper to form an overall impression of how well the student writes. It does not include measurements of strengths or weaknesses in particular areas of writing.
Analytic scoring, on the other hand, provides more precise information needed by teachers and administrators to evaluate students’ writing and the writing program. The total score for the six traits also provided on the WrAP score report offers the best of both approaches: an indication of areas within the writing program where students show strength or weakness, and a total score to measure individual and group improvement over time.
Features & Benefits of WrAP
WrAP provides unmatched results through:
- A student writing sample based on a standardized prompt provided by ERB.
- Evaluation of student writing, including knowledge of grammar and writing conventions, by two writing experts.
- Five levels of testing, with varying modes of discourse and scoring standards. These developmentally appropriate sequences align with classroom practice from grades 3 through 12