MEANINGFUL REFLECTION

TO CLASS INTERACTIVE WRITING

THE SOLUTION

TO SCORING HEADACHES

"Quick Writing Scores" is the perfect web-based application to scoring compositions accurately and easily while integrating seamlessly with any rubric to build meaningful connections with the writing process, writing development, and state assessments.

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Student Benefits
Teacher Benefits
Administrator Benefits
Sample Reports
Training Modules
Research

Student Benefits

Quick Writing Scores helps students reflect on their writing. Students tap metacognitive strengths by evaluating their compositions in guided writing and eventually independently. Scoring an essay motivates students in manageable increments that results in meaningful revision and editing and leads to improved compositions. By assessing the entire writing process, students can see the connection between effectively written essays and the use of pre-writing, drafting, revision, and editing.

  • Helps students self-evaluate compositions in guided writing.
  • Motivates students to improve their compositions.
  • Assess the use of the entire writing process.
  • Demonstrates the correlation of high scores and the use of pre-writing, revision, and editing.

Teacher Benefits

No other software provides the instructional and scoring capabilities of Quick Writing Scores. This digital writing tool provides endless mini-lessons that bring meaningful and engaging discussions to the classroom. In cooperative interactive writing or with individual essays, QWS can be used to guide students with rubrics that apply to different forms of writing: expository, narrative, or persuasive. Most importantly, teachers can use a closely related rubric to score benchmark essays. Consistent scoring and reflection while assessing are easily applied within scorers, grade levels, schools, and districts. In addition, QWS captures all scores and automatically generates professional reports. Teachers no longer have to spend hours scoring and then gathering data. Teachers can:

  • Print professional reports with instructional feedback and notes for better intervention.
  • Reference previous scoring to quickly compare growth in various aspects of writing.
  • Implement adjacent scoring easily.
  • Useful as a training tool for teachers on how to evaluate the writing process and increase scoring accuracy.

Administrator Benefits

QWS provides campus and district administrators with immediate access to data by student, teacher, or campus. Benchmark scores are easily organized and data is automatically generated. Benchmark drop dates are established with our administrators and curriculum specialist which are followed by push reports that are emailed for immediate results by student, teacher, and grade level. District and school administrative privileges are provided to give insight access to all accounts.

Sample Reports

Immediate feedback is important to writing development. This powerful application saves valuable time and allows district administrators and campus teachers to generate the right information efficiently and effectively. With Quick Writing Scores, you can automate student, class, grade level and district reports to provide instantaneous feedback to students and produce snapshots for schools and districts. The reports route information to the right  personnel to meet the ever-changing demands at every level. Intuitive reporting, analysis, and spreadsheet exports are immediate upon completion of scoring. Customized reports and analysis of results is also available for schools and districts upon request.

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Training Modules

Quick Writing Scores offers online training to assist teachers and administrators.  Training modules offer continuing professional development embedded within each module to explain functionality as well as pedagogy. Online training modules offer flexibility,  convenience, and easy reference for any educator throughout the school year. Modules are brief and provide up-to-date information. Training modules include pictures, student samples, video and voice to give teachers and students a clear understanding of classroom application as well as easy walk-through steps for interactive reflection and essay scoring.  Available modules include: Registration and Profile, Interactive Group Scoring, Benchmark Scoring, Feedback & Reports to Progress Measure.

Research

Effective writing is an essential tool for K-12 students. Historically, instructors have had students focus on the writing product.  However, the focus of instruction has shifted to the process of writing, which has been proven useful for diverse audiences, including different age groups and learners. Because writing can be a challenge for both teachers and learners, breaking down the writing process can show students their strength and challenge areas. As important as this process is for new learners, teachers, and administrators, grading and monitoring development can be better explored with an instructional and standardized tool that makes a stronger and more meaningful connection to professional development, teaching, and state assessment – especially beyond the tested writing year. The goal of Quick Writing Scores is to continually use data to assist schools in providing effective writing instruction. Fisher Reyna Education with Quick Writing Scores utilizes an independent research company, Covian Consulting, to establish a research base on the development of the writing process for students.  A literature review is available. On-going research is being conducted based on the literature review to further investigate a correlation of the writing process during formal  assessments with consistent scoring of the the writing process throughout an entire school year, rather than only evaluating the final draft of an essay. We are committed to using data to drive the instruction of the writing process to help students become effective writers.

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