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SCOPE AND SEQUENCE: Summative Assessment

Finish Scoring the one-chunk body paragraph and the process from Independent Writing last week. Do not score only the final product; you must score the process to demonstrate to students that the process at this stage in their writing acumen is key. They will not value it if you do not value it — literally. In fact, the process for me would be 70% and the final paragraph would be 30%. Think summative assessment. Remember, you spent four-and-a-half weeks preparing them for that writing. In my opinion, it should be one of your test grades for this six weeks or quarter.


Dr. Deborah E. Louis

Ph.D. in Humanities

Dr. Deborah E. Louis' passion for educational excellence began as a classroom teacher. For sixteen years, Deborah taught On-level, Pre-AP®, and Advanced Placement® English Language Arts to secondary students of diverse ethnicities and learning styles. In 2010, Deborah purchased the Jane Schaffer Writing Program®, and along with her non-profit organization, Center for Educational ReVision (CerV®), her goal and that of her national team of experts is to provide the highest quality professional learning and mentoring to teachers in the areas of writing, advanced academics, high-stakes testing, and educational technology. Through webinars, workshops, job-embedded training, and teaching materials, Deborah strives to ReVision the educational system, combining traditional and flipped approaches to professional learning for teachers of grades K-12; and differentiating for Special Education, English Language Learners, and Gifted and Talented. Although her mission takes her all over the United States and abroad, Deborah lives in Dallas, Texas USA. She loves music, dancing, archetypal psychology, and continuous learning opportunities.

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