In this one-day workshop, learn effective strategies for creating diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments of student writing.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ABE English language arts

Writing is, by nature, a subjective activity. Given the inherent differences in personal style, voice, and overall expression, it can be challenging to assess student progress and provide objective feedback on written work. This one-day, in-person workshop will provide an overview of process writing, diagnostic writing assessment, and evaluation of student writing progress and skill acquisition. We will cover strategies for informal skill assessment during class activities. We will also cover the creation of effective rubrics to make the assessment of summative writing assignments more transparent for both the teacher and the student. This session will be led by Keryn Kwedor, Associate Director of the Landmark School Outreach Program.

You will receive 4 hours of PD credit in LACES upon completion of this event.

Please note: The session will be held in person at World Education’s Boston office located at 44 Farnsworth St.

Zoe Reinecke from the ELA PD Center will contact you prior to the event to share public transportation and driving directions. Lunch will be provided. 

For more information, please contact Zoe Reinecke at zoe_reinecke@worlded.org

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the purpose and benefits of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments for writing
  • Create writing assessments that are relevant to your classroom environment
  • Assess diagnostic writing samples to determine student skill level
  • Create and use rubrics to effectively assess summative writing assignments
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
04/25/2024 - 10:00 am to 04/25/2024 - 2:00 pm

United States

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