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Assessing for Intervention in Writing
Assessing for intervention in writing
RTI and Writing Assessment

As with reading, teachers need efficient, accurate, and sensitive measures to monitor student writing progress so they can plan appropriate multitiered instruction within the RTI model. Meaningful assessment of written expression is critical for planning effective instruction. Effective assessment enables teachers to identify the strengths and needs of each student and use that information to make appropriate and timely instructional decisions. Writing assessment can be particularly challenging because good writing is a complex synthesis of many skills. Communicating ideas through written expression first requires some proficiency with writing conventions such as spelling, capitalization, punctuation, word usage, and sentence construction. Effective writers must also be able to organize, develop, and support their ideas, express ...

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