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Explanation of CASAS Writing Assessment

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  1. Explanation of CASAS Writing Assessment PLAY

  2. START Select ‘START’ to begin Welcome to the WITCC ESL Learning Classroom!

  3. Arrow Keys Home Information Pause

  4. Overview Click to play • Describe the writing assessment • Identify the 5 components of evaluation • Analyze the rubric • Determine types of student information from the assessments

  5. The CASAS Functional Writing Assessment • Performance Based • Standardized

  6. For Instructors of: ESL ABE ASE Use To assess student writing skills in: Functional Workplace Employability Life Skills Context

  7. Analytical rubric identifies five components: • Content • Organization • Word choice • Grammar and sentence structure • Spelling, capitalization, and punctuation

  8. Scoring Rubric: • Shows learners’ strengths and weaknesses • Helps instructors determine the focus of instruction

  9. Scoring Rubric:Weighted categories Content x 5Organization x 3 Word Choice x 3 Grammar and Sentence Structure x 2 Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation x 1

  10. Review Questions 1. The CASAS Functional Writing Assessment is used by: A.) State officials B.) ESL/ABE/ASE instructors C.) Both A. and B. D.) None of the above 2. The assessment provides information about: A.) Program effectiveness B.) Student writing abilities C.) Instructional needs D.) All of the above

  11. Review Questions 3. Identify the five components of the CASAS Functional Writing Assessment: A.) Paragraphs, spacing, tone, expression and continuity. B.) Content, organization, word choice, grammar and sentence structure, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. C.) Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, participles. D.) Past, present, and future.

  12. Review Questions 4. Each of the five components of the writing assessment is given equal weight in the final score. A.) True B.) False 5. The rubric provides diagnostic information about learners’ strengths and weaknesses in each of the 5 components. A.) True B.) False Check