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Scoring Guides


Official State Scoring Guides (Plus Student Language Scoring Guides)

Official State Scoring Guides are required for use with Work Samples for the Essential Skills graduation requirement.


Essential Skills

* The Revised Writing Scoring Guide was adopted for statewide use by the State Board of Education in August of 2016. For the 2016-2017 school year, either the Legacy Scoring Guide or the Revised Scoring Guide may be used for the scoring of Essential Skills writing Work Samples. Beginning in 2017-2018, the Revised Writing Scoring Guide will become the only Official Writing Scoring Guide and the only one allowable for the use of scoring writing Work Samples to demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skill of Writing.
 
Note that there are two versions of the Revised Scoring Guide to be used depending on writing purpose: one for narrative writing (personal or fictional narratives) and the other for explanatory or argumentative writing.

Additional Skill Areas

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