The Fifth Grade Writing Assessment was administered to 8,061 students in March 2014, requiring fifth graders to write a composition on an assigned topic. Trained evaluators score each student paper based on the four domains of effective writing: Ideas, Organization, Style, and Conventions. The test results are designed to help students, teachers and parents understand specific areas where students may need to focus their efforts to improve writing skills during middle school. Student composition skills are evaluated again during eighth grade and assessed prior to graduation with the Georgia High School Writing Test.
The scale score range for the Grade 5 Writing Assessment is 100 to 350, and scores are reported in the following performance levels: Does Not Meet (100-199), Meets (200-249), and Exceeds (250-350). Summary data for the Fifth Grade Writing Assessment by may be found on the Cobb School District’s website, www.cobbk12.org. The above chart displays the scores of East Cobb Schools.