What is written expression?
Written expression refers to a highly complex, cognitive, self-directed process. Higher order components include planning, translating (drafting), reviewing and revising.
What is correct word sequence?
A correct word sequence is one that contains any two adjacent, correctly spelled words that are acceptable within the context of the sample to a native speaker of the English language. b. The term “acceptable” means that a native speaker would judge the word sequences as syntactically and semantically correct.
How do you score a Wiat-III essay?
Score each reason 1 point (max = 3 points). Score Elaborations using the following rules: Underline each independent clause or sentence that immediately follows a highlighted reason and is not a contrasting statement. Score each 1 point (max = 3 points).
What are word sequences?
Sequence words are words that help us understand the order of events that are happening in the story. They tell us things like what happened first, what happened next, and what happened that was unexpected. Think of them as signal words that help us identify the next event in a story and the end of a story.
How long does it take to administer the Wiat-III?
about 60-90 minutes
What is a writing probe?
Curriculum-Based Measurement Written Expression probes are brief, timed (4-minute) assessments that look at a student’s mastery of writing mechanics and conventions. They can also be administered to individual students or entire groups.
Can you hand score the Wiat-III?
Scoring the WIAT–III by hand is possible however. All the tables required for scoring are in the Technical Manual provided in the kit on CD format. With hand scoring however, the reporting options are limited to providing composite scores, percentile ranks, age and grade equivalents and growth scale values.
What is a writing benchmark?
Writing benchmarks are periodic assessments that measure student writing skills. Each benchmark administration tends to focus on one major essay type (e.g., informative, argument, and narrative, the big three as defined by the Common Core, or other types including expository, analytical, or persuasive writing).