WrAP Rubrics for Scoring

Monitoring student progress with WrAP: Starting Fall 2014


Non-stimulus WrAP prompts will continue to use the ERB six-trait, six-point rubric including:

  • Overall Development
  • Organization
  • Support
  • Sentence Structure
  • Word Choice
  • Mechanics

Argument/Opinion, Informative, and Narrative genres will now be available at all levels!

Stimulus prompts will use a NEW five-trait, five-point rubric for the extended writing essay of the text-based stumulus prompts.  Because these writing performance tasks require students to include evidence from the accompanying text, this new rubric will provide more informative feedback that is specific to this type of prompt:

  • Analysis
  • Development
  • Organization
  • Language
  • Conventions

Additionally, a NEW two-point rubric will be used to score the short constructed response questions of the text-based stimulus prompts.

Stanines and percentiles


We provide suburban, independent, and international school stanines and percentiles* for each student and class through each of the five levels of the program, based on student performance within each grade. This information is useful in making comparisons of local performance with similar achievers elsewhere.

* Norms for the stimulus-based prompts will not be available for the 2014-2015 school year.

WrAP Score Reports


WrAP scores: Norm-referenced and criterion-referenced*
To help in analyzing students’ writing ability, we deliver several different types of scores:

  • A set of analytic scores result from the application of ERB’s six-trait, six-point rubric (non-stimulus prompts) or five-trait, five-point rubric (stimulus prompts) —producing separate raw scores (one for each trait).
  • Each of these raw scores is closely linked to the standards-based language of the rubric, so each can be thought of as a criterion-referenced score indicating student performance.
  • Scores are anchored in the performance-based language of the rubric, so they are particularly useful for designing instructional units.

Summary statistics for school administrators*

  • Normative summaries on teacher/administrator reports provide a comparative view of your students’ performance in relation to those at suburban public schools, independent schools or international schools.
  • Raw scores for each of the six writing elements are reported for students at five different percentile ranks within the local group: 90th, 75th, 50th, 25th, and 10th.
  • Teachers and administrators gain a summary view of student performance across the achievement spectrum to help determine where efforts are working or further intervention may be needed.

Report of Individual Student Results*

  • Class reports list each student either alphabetically by name, or rank ordered by their total raw and scale scores.
  • Norm-referenced scores (suburban public, independent and/or international percentile ranks and accompanying stanines) are provided on the class-level report.

* Norms for the stimulus prompts will not be available for the 2014-2015 school year.

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