Our formative reading program consists of three main components:
text-based assessments including both informational and literary texts. Tests consist of five passages and 25 questions, including a standards-based editing task.
detailed, accessible reading data at the student, class, school, and district levels
robust instructional materials to support student reading and save teachers’ time
Students who use our reading assessments have a testing experience that is very similar to the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) in both structure and difficulty. Each assessment includes five grade-appropriate articles with annotated text features, multiple choice, multi-select, two-part, and short open response questions. Assessments are administered via our online testing platform (when paper-pencil tests are not selected) which has a look and feel similar to the online Florida Standards platform. Digital tools in our online platform function similarly to those on the Florida Standard, allowing for students to practice and become comfortable.
Data results are returned quickly via an online teacher data report which breaks the scoring into “clusters” of standards: Key Ideas & Details, Craft & Structure, Integration of Knowledge & Ideas, and Language & Conventions. Within those reporting categories, specific standard-level detail helps provide targeted data to use in monitoring student proficiency and making instructional decisions.
Keeping in mind the demands on teachers’ planning time, Write Score includes a bank of instructional materialsaligned to each reading standard. Approximately 30 lesson sets per grade level are available at the beginning of the year in each grade level and are divided by specific standards and question types. Many lesson plan sets include a lesson plan that is written in the gradual release of responsibility, a student handout, and a teachers’ edition.
After students’ results are released, post-assessment resources become available, including access to the actual student assessment and a teacher’s edition with explanations and details for each question and correct answer.