• Writing Work Samples

    For graduation, all students will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the Essential Skill of Writing. If students are not able to achieve passing scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, they can demonstrate their proficiency in the Essential Skills by completing two Writing Work Samples.

    One work sample must be in the persuasive, or expository mode. The other work sample can be from any of the following: expository, persuasive, fictional, or personal narrative. Students must score 4 on each of the four required traits for each of the two work samples using the Official State Scoring Guide. The required traits are: Ideas & Content, Organization, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions.
    Writing Work Sample Entry Sheet

    Additional resources for administrators/teachers:
    ODE Writing Essential Skill Assessment

    Please contact ELA TOSA Duncan Carranza (dcarranza@pps.net) if you need additional information.