Category Archive: formative assessment

Tips for Analyzing and Scoring a Ton of Writing


Time is precious, and your mental energy even more so. Why waste either when others before you have learned through trial and error? Avoid common missteps by reading these simple tips.

End of Year Reflections and June Planning


As we approach the end of another school year, many of us begin making plans for outgrowing ourselves. But what might be some lenses to think through when taking on such a task? I have a few ideas . . .

A Closer Look: Learning About Our Writers with Formative Assessment


Sound assessment plays a vital role in showing and in detailing progress students are making toward reasonable goals.