"Live" from HCHS

OnDemandWriting

On-demand writing, a section of the state assessment that provides students with a prompt and asks them to write an appropriate response, is often practiced by our students, then graded by their teachers. Recently, several schools, including HCHS, have recruited volunteers - teachers, administrators and students who have demonstrated mastery in on-demand writing - to "live score" student work.

Volunteers sit one-on-one with students, reading their work and providing real-time feedback on how well they responded to the prompt, demonstrated organization and idea development, practiced sound grammar, and if they remained focused on their audience and purpose throughout the writing piece.

Having a focused conversation on their writing with someone other than the teacher helps students develop a better understanding of how their writing might be scored during the state tests and by implementing on a growth mindset - how to improve their writing skills with every prompt.





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