In preparation for PARCC testing, many districts are administering writing to text DDMs across the grade levels. These tasks ask students to read and analyze several documents and then draft an original response to a prompt about those documents. Now that districts have student work to score, a host of questions arise:
- Who will score the work?
- When will they score it?
- What scoring method will be used to increase the validity and reliability of the results?
As an answer-all-questions guide, I recommend using the RI Calibration Protocol for Scoring Student Work.
It’s important to remember the value of this work for teachers– when provided ample time and strong facilitation, teachers scoring student work engage in important discussions of standards, instruction, and assessment.