Using data to achieve continual growth in writing

A practical workshop for principals and middle leaders who are looking to:

We will demonstrate how the traits of writing can be incorporated into a curriculum-aligned scope and sequence that supports consistency in whole school assessment and practice.

The traits of writing are a powerful model for assessing writing and developing a shared language and understanding of the skills and qualities of good writing.  By incorporating the traits into writing assessment, teachers gain clarity on what students need next in their learning.

Workshop Outline

PART 1 – How to incorporate essential writing skills & curriculum criteria within a continuum of learning.

We will show you how writing skills, that encompass all of the traits of writing, form a developmental scope and sequence.  We will look at how this also supports teachers to develop instructional plans that meet curriculum requirements and the writing instructional model that your school uses.

PART 3 – How a common language and a skills-based continuum provides whole-school writing assessment data that is quantitative, reliable and reportable.

This will be demonstrated through a practical example of how a framework based on essential writing skills can increase reliability and accuracy, which supports consistency of assessment, including moderation that informs teaching & learning. 

PART 2 – Using a skills based assessment continuum to guide teaching and learning at students’ point of need (Hands on practical exercise).

We will give participants access to the Scriibi assessment tool to assess a piece of writing, identify growth opportunities from the data and generate learning goals at students’ point of need.  We will guide and support you through each step and you will see how this approach builds teacher capacity, while moving student learning forward.

PART 2 – Using a skills based assessment continuum to guide teaching and learning at students’ point of need (Hands on practical exercise).

We will give participants access to the Scriibi assessment tool to assess a piece of writing, identify growth opportunities from the data and generate learning goals at students’ point of need.  We will guide and support you through each step and you will see how this approach builds teacher capacity, while moving student learning forward.

PART 3 – How a common language and a skills-based continuum provides whole-school writing assessment data that is quantitative, reliable and reportable.

This will be demonstrated through a practical example of how a framework based on essential writing skills can increase reliability and accuracy, which supports consistency of assessment, including moderation that informs teaching & learning. 

Part 4 – Selecting & teaching skills based mini-lessons, based on data, with the highest potential to develop student writing capability.

It’s what teachers do with data that has an impact on student learning. We will demonstrate how teachers can maximise learning growth through explicit teaching that targets students’ point of need and ensures they are working within their zone of proximal development.

Scriibi helps schools:

  • Develop a whole school common language and shared understanding of the qualities of good writing
  • Assess with consistency and accuracy, across a whole school, using a VIC curriculum aligned rubric
  • Use data to inform teaching and provide timely and specific feedback to students
  • Set individual and achievable writing goals that supports independence and self-reflection
  • Build teacher capability through our Professional Development Series and on-demand pedagogical support
Circle
Thu 1st August
Afternoon Session
Circle
Fri 2nd August
Morning Session
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