Assessment Details

  • Students who use our online program have a testing experience that is very similar to the state writing assessment in both structure and difficulty.


  • Each assessment includes grade-appropriate articles with annotated text features, multiple choice questions, and one long performance task essay prompt in your chosen genre.


  • Genres include narrative, informational/explanatory, and opinion/argumentative.


  • Assessments are administered via our online testing platform or paper-pencil.


  • Digital tools in our online platform allow for students to practice and become comfortable with digital composition.

How Do Students Assess?

  • Schools choose either online or paper-pencil assessments.
  • Online assessments are school scheduled and available for a window of time.
    • Students type and submit assessments via our online testing platform.
    • After the testing window closes, professional scorers read and hand-score students’ responses.
  • Paper-pencil assessments are scheduled, then printed and shipped directly to the school.
    • Students write their responses on provided answer sheets.
    • Schools return student responses in provided, pre-paid packaging.
    • Write Score uploads students’ responses, and professional scorers read, and hand-score them to the data points that align with the state assessment rubrics.