Nich Campbell (HOD English MHS) and I attended the e-asTTle Marking with Confidence Workshop in Blenheim yesterday. Wow! it was amazing. I progressed from knowing very little about the tool to really having an understanding of the tool's background, its purpose and how best to use it. The session allowed time for intensive discussion about R boundaries and gave plenty of tips for successful use of the tool. MHS will look to implement e-asTTle Writing at Year 9 in 2020 and Year 10 in 2021.
This link to a blog by Evaluation Associates provides some useful points to consider when choosing a writing prompt. Their website www.evaluate.co.nz also contains a number of useful e-asTTle resources. (see their resources tab).
Nich would like to take this opportunity to thank all Year 8 teachers and their management teams for administering the recent e-asTTle Reading test and the earlier e-asTTle Writing test. This data will be most useful as students transition to MHS. Reading data will be sent to schools very soon and the results of a review of this data gathering process will also be sent later this term.