Parent and Learner Friendly Performance Standards

Parent and Learner friendly Performance Standards for Writing

Each of these cells has a link. The links are set to download the file. Please report any links that provide the wrong file (it was a little confusing to make this table.

Format PDF Files Word Files
Grade 1 Writing From Experience Writing From Experience
Grade 2 Personal Writing Personal Writing
Grade 3 Personal Writing Ideas and Information Personal Writing Ideas and Information
Grade 4 Personal Writing Reports and Articles Personal Writing Reports and Articles
Grade 5 Personal Writing Report and Articles Personal Writing Reports and Articles
Grade 6 Personal Writing Reports and Articles Personal Writing Reports and Articles
Grade 7 Personal Writing Reports and Articles Personal Writing Reports and Articles
Grade 8 Personal Views or Responses Essays and Opinions Personal Views or Responses Essays and Opinions
Grade 9 Personal Views or Responses Essays and Opinions Personal Views or Responses Essays and Opinions

Notes

I didn’t write these, I had them left over from the days when I was involved more closely. I forget where they actually came from, but I do know this is one many collaborative efforts to make learner-friendly performance standards for writing. They are a little rough and don’t really match the original performance standards in quality and validity. The original performance standards are not mere rubrics invented in someone’s imagination. They were created from the experience of teachers. But we also know approximations are good too. Writing, after all, is always an approximation. Think of performance standards is the target. When we learn archery we need first to be shown the target and then we need to see how we succeeded in hitting the target.

Many parents feel uncomfortable and intimidated with the teacher-language in the actual performance standards. I would encourage as many of you as possible to jump right in. For those of you for whom that is a show stopper, I offer you these learner-friendly performance standards. Also, they’re a great tool for learners to assess themselves and that is the best way to use them.

Use this link to go to the real performance standards.

If you find them too complicated, or you want something your children can understand and use on their own, I’ve liberated these from somewhere, they certainly can’t be copyrighted. Some of you need the Word format, others of you will find the PDF format better. I’ve tried to make the Word document for printing and the PDF to look good on the screen. Formatting these is difficult, so I must stress they are not polished documents.