The starting point for assessing student writing skills against state standards for writing proficiency.
The entertaining (and automated) way to encourage your students to practice their writing – freeing you to concentrate on mentoring and instruction rather than on grading.
Delivers those additional data points that give you insight into a student’s progress – while giving you the time, information and resources you need to implement effective intervention strategies.
FOLIO Benchmark is the initial point of reference for determining student success. Designed to predict student outcomes well in advance of the statewide writing assessment, it establishes the framework for designing a prescriptive formula that will direct each student along the path to proficiency. The FOLIO Benchmark assessment is:
- Aligned to your state’s grade-level writing standards with stimulating prompts that support all modes of discourse (genre)
- Offered online or on paper and pre-coded to simplify classroom administration
- Scored using the official state-approved rubric (and additional diagnostic measures to inform instruction)
- Scored by professional evaluators from the industry’s most respected performance assessment company
Within days of administration, score results (and images of the student compositions) are available through a dynamic, award-winning Web-based reporting engine. You can quickly create detailed diagnostic, summary, and comparative reports at the class, school, and district level.
The key to writing improvement is practice, practice, practice... coupled with timely and specific feedback. FOLIO Online Writing gives students a motivating online writing experience with dozens of engaging topics to stimulate thoughtful responses and tutorials designed to help them understand the characteristics of good writing.
Best of all, scoring and feedback is immediate – powered by MI’s PEG automated essay scoring engine, the product of more than 40 years of pioneering research. PEG frees teachers from many of the time-consuming tasks associated with grading essays, allowing them to concentrate on coaching their students to better writing.
After a period of focused instruction and writing practice, the FOLIO Interim assessments provide subsequent reference points for assessing student progress against state standards. Because they are administered, scored and reported just like the FOLIO Benchmark, student results can be compared directly. Teachers can chart student progress across all diagnostic measures and design intervention strategies or remedial actions to address specific skills prior to the statewide assessment.