NIFL-ASSESSMENT 2005: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:905] RE: REEP Discussion

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From: Suzanne Grant (sgrant@arlington.k12.va.us)
Date: Mon Feb 14 2005 - 13:37:59 EST


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From: "Suzanne Grant" <sgrant@arlington.k12.va.us>
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Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:905] RE: REEP Discussion Begins Today!
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Greetings from Suzanne and Pat at REEP!

We would like to thank Susan O'Connor for her message, congratulations,
and for getting this writing assessment discussion started. 

The development of our writing assessment, too, was also supported by
the Lila Wallace Foundation. From 1997-2002, the REEP Program was one of
12 adult education programs nationwide funded to study what works in
assessment. The project was called the What Works Literacy Partnership
(WWLP) and was funded by the Lila Wallace Foundation. The lead agency
was Literacy Partners of New York. We had developed the rubric earlier,
but through WWLP, we developed pre and post prompts and carried out
studies to determine the effectiveness of using the rubric to measure
progress.

Susan and all on this list, we would be interested in hearing what
writing traits you feel are important to include in writing assessment
rubrics. In our case, the engagement of the writer with the topic was a
factor in how we were assessing the writing, and we, therefore, felt we
needed to include voice as a trait in the REEP Writing Rubric.   

Other writing assessment questions and topics are welcome.

Suzanne Grant and Pat Thurston
REEP Writing Assessment Master Trainers
Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP)
Arlington Public Schools
Arlington, Virginia

>>> S.Oconnor@BrooklynPublicLibrary.org 02/14/05 8:54 AM >>>
 Good Morning:  I wish to congratulate the REEP creators!  Brooklyn
Public
Library Literacy Program moved to writing in the early 90's.  In an
effort
to codify students' gains and with a grant from the then Lila Wallace
foundation we created a writing rubric for non-reading Adults - up to
about
a fifth grade reading level.  We have been using this successfully for
years.  But because it was not normed we couldn't use it to show gain in
an
NRS environment.  

I have downloaded your article and handed it off to the folks at the New
York State Education Dept.  I found this all very exciting.

Susan K. O'Connor
Brooklyn Public Library
Literacy Program Manager

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie Cora
To: Multiple recipients of list
Sent: 2/14/05 8:41 AM
Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:900] REEP Discussion Begins Today!

Good morning, afternoon, evening, and Happy Valentine's Day to you all!



Please join us this week for our discussion of the REEP Writing Process
and Rubric with Suzanne Grant and Pat Thurston, of the Arlington
Education and Employment Program (REEP) in VA.  The full information and
the suggested preview resources for the discussion are listed for you
below.  Also, I wanted you to recall that Suzanne and Pat will be
accompanied by several trainers-in-training of the REEP process.
 
Welcome colleagues from REEP!!
 
February 14 - 18
Topic: Assessing Writing, Developing Rubrics, and Developing Effective
Writing Tasks
Guests:  Suzanne Grant and Pat Thurston, REEP Master Trainers
 
Recommended preparations for this discussion:
 
"The REEP Writing Story" at http://vawin.jmu.edu/vertex/article.php?v=1
<http://vawin.jmu.edu/vertex/article.php?v=1&i=1&a=2> &i=1&a=2
which discusses the development of their writing process and the
accompanying rubric.
 
"Making Sense of the REEP" at
http://www.sabes.org/resources/adventures/vol15/15teller.htm 
which discusses one program's experience with and reflections on using
the REEP process.
 
 
 
marie cora
Moderator, NIFL Assessment Discussion List, and 
Coordinator/Developer LINCS Assessment Special Collection at 
http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/assessment/
 
 
 
marie.cora@hotspurpartners.com
 
 



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