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Examining the Opinion Essay, Gr 3-5

Recorded Webinar

Duration: 1 hour

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

Join the GaDOE Assessment Development team to unpack the knowledge and skills assessed by the opinion essay item on the Georgia Milestones English language arts (ELA) assessment in grades 3-5. Participants explore characteristics of the opinion 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 will also be examined. This session is sure to enhance assessment literacy around the practice of opinion 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 02, 2022

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