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Writing Assessment

For Grades 3-12

Better known as WrAP, the Writing Assessment Program measures student writing achievement to help classroom teachers pinpoint their students’ writing strengths and weaknesses. WrAP is complemented with WRIIT, a companion library of instructional tools and resources. Together, WrAP and WRIIT offer ERB Members a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind writing program!

Developing outstanding student writers.

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Fits Any Curriculum

WrAP can be easily incorporated into any classroom and focused on your student's unique writing goals.

Flexible Administration Options

Administer WrAP when it’s best for your students. This flexibility makes WrAP ideal for trimester, semester, or year-round courses.

Paper Testing Modality

WrAP can be administered as a paper test only.

Scoring Cutoff Dates

Spring 2024

WrAP Operations must receive all tests by May 3, 2024.

Fall 2024

WrAP Operations must receive all tests by October 11, 2024.

Winter 2025

WrAP Operations must receive all tests by February 28, 2025.

Spring 2025

WrAP Operations must receive all tests by May 2, 2025.

What else can WrAP do for you?

Benchmark Student Writing

Assessment results lose value when they're not in context. That's why we provide a range of available norm groups against which you can compare your students' writing.

Write with Increased Confidence

WrAP responses are reviewed by expert readers using standardized rubrics to deliver reliable and consistent scores. With WrAP, you can always be confident in your students' results.

Helpful, Actionable Reporting

Classrooms administering WrAP receive Individual Student Reports containing criterion-referenced data with links to annotated writing samples. We won't just show you how your students scored; we'll show you why so you can help your students continue to improve.

Grade Levels

Developed in collaboration with our member schools and writing experts, WrAP is administered across five grade-level bands, with higher performance expectations at each level.

Elementary (Grades 3-4)
Intermediate (Grades 5-6)
Middle (Grades 7-8)
Secondary (Grades 9-10)
College Preparatory (Grades 11-12)

Prompt Types

With a wide variety of writing prompts available, educators can select the options that are right for your students. For both types of prompt, students can revise their first drafts before submitting a final version for scoring.

Stimulus-Based Prompts

Stimulus-based prompts align to the most current standards and are used to develop students’ critical analysis and writing skills.
These prompts require students to read, analyze, and reference related passages to inform their writing. Stimulus-based prompts underscore the close relationship between reading and writing.
With non-stimulus prompts, students' writing is based on their understanding of the prompt topic as well as their own experiences.

Interested in sample writing prompts?

Check out the WRIIT library now!

WRIIT is a companion library of writing instructional tools and resources. Together, WrAP and WRIIT offer ERB members a truly comprehensive, one-of-a-kind writing program!

Do your students need additional writing practice?

The goal of assessing student writing is to identify strengths alongside areas for improvement. Whether students need a little bit more writing support or are advanced and could use a challenge, we are pleased to offer our Writing Practice Program (WPP).
Available online for students in Grades 3-12, WPP provides individualized tools and lessons to help students improve their writing from anywhere—in class or at home. With a vast library of writing prompts, real-time feedback, and customizable sequencing, WPP can help every student become a better writer.

Want more information about WrAP?

(646) 503-2698
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST or contact your ERB Member Services Director

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