A new marking rubric has been developed (with the advent of e-Asttle), which can be used to assess writing for any of the five purposes. The rubric focuses on seven elements of writing. Each of these elements makes an important contribution to the production of an effective text. The rubric gives very specific information about each element. (NZCER)
The rubric, while based on and linked to the literacy learning progressions (Ministry of Education, 2010), has been developed through analysis of student work produced in response to the writing prompts. The range of development described in the rubric, and reflected in the category descriptors for each of the elemcnts, has been derived from characterstics observed in examples of students' writing. (NZCER).
Finally, my contribution to today's blog post, an animation on Asttle follows: