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Learn how to assess a student's writing abilities to inform instruction and how to help students revise their writing in a productive, skills-based manner. This session will be led by the associate director of the Landmark School Outreach Program.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA teachers and tutors of all levels

This 90-minute session will first cover ways to diagnostically assess student writing ability as a means of informing relevant instruction. We will include ideas for possible diagnostic assessments, as well as an objective manner to evaluate students' diagnostic writing.

We will then shift to a discussion of meaningful revision tasks based on structured proofreading checklists. The creation of useful grading rubrics for writing will also be covered.

Participants will receive 1.5 PD hours in LACES upon completion of this session.

Please note: You cannot access this session from the SABES website. You will receive an email from Zoe Reinecke of the ELA PD Center 1–2 days before the session with instructions on how to access the Zoom session. 

For more information, please contact Zoe Reinecke at

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose, implementation, and evaluation of diagnostic writing assessments
  • Understand the benefits and creation of useful proofreading checklists
  • Understand how to create a grading rubric that both guides student writing and promotes constructive feedback
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
12/05/2023 - 1:00 pm to 12/05/2023 - 2:30 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Learning Disabilities / Differences