Writing Diagnostic Tool

Writing Diagnostic Tool

Diagnostic Tool

 

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Writing Diagnostic Tool

Write that Essay’s Composition Skills Index (CSI) is a scientific writing diagnostic test identifying key areas of writing strengths and weaknesses across your school. 

Listen to Deputy Principal Pete Jones talk about the usefulness of the data provided by the CSI for his team.

 

About the test

Composition Skills Index (CSI) is a specially-developed diagnostic writing test that reveals key areas of writing strength and weakness across the school.  Unlike many tests, the CSI is externally marked, and uses scientific analysis of student writing.  Assessment is based on the key academic writing skills demanded for success in school life today: fluency, structure, analytical ability, style, precision, and coherence.

 

How it works

We provide you with templates and instructions which are distributed to staff and students.  The test lasts 10-minutes, is collected, then returned to us in class sets for marking.  Once analysed, we report back to your senior management team. 

Results are broken down by year level, and each report includes specific recommendations identifying how to remedy writing gaps identified among student body at respective year levels.

Staged reports provide accurate information on educational value add for Boards of Trustees and senior management.  


 

 

HOW IT WORKS

Setup

We provide you with templates and instruction which are distributed to staff and students. The test is administered by your teachers for 15 minutes, collected, then returned to us in class sets for marking

Key Skills

Assessment is based on the key academic writing skills demanded for success in school life today: fluency, structure, analytical ability, style, precision, and coherence.

Post-Testing

Following analysis, we report back the findings to your SMT or relevant stakeholders.

Recommendations

Results can be broken down by year level and/or by selected groups, such as, gender. Each report includes specific recommendations identifying how to remedy identified writing gaps

Progress

Once base-line data has been established for your school, student progress can be monitored through timely re-assessment.

Value Added

Regular re-assessment provides accurate information on value-added and next steps for Boards of Trustees, SMT, and other stakeholders.