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Examining the Informative/Explanatory Essay

Recorded Webinar

Duration: 1 hour

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, High School Teachers, Instructional Coaches/Coordinators, Middle School Teachers, School Leaders, Teacher Leaders

Join the GaDOE Assessment Development team to unpack the knowledge and skills assessed by the informative/explanatory essay item on the Georgia Milestones English language arts (ELA) assessment in grades 3-8 and American Literature and Composition. Participants explore characteristics of the informative/explanatory essay item, navigating the Georgia Milestones scoring rubric and writer’s checklist along the way. Authentic pieces of student writing and their associated scoring annotations are also explored. This session is sure to enhance assessment literacy around the practice of informative/explanatory writing!

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Primary Contact: Lisa Hardman -

DOE Office: Assessment & Accountability

Topics: Assessment, English Language Arts

Event Type: Recorded Webinar

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Date Recorded: Mar 15, 2022

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