Marking resources for e-asTTle writing (revised)
Teachers can find many resources to assist them with marking e-asTTle writing. Please click on the links below.
- Marking rubric
- Writing prompts
- Structure and language notes
- Specific exemplars
- Generic exemplars
- Glossary and definitions
- Converting scale scores from the previous to the current e-asTTle writing tool
- Converting rubric scores to scale scores and curriculum levels
The revised writing tool assesses writing across five purposes. These are: describe, explain, recount, narrate, and persuade. The Describe purpose is divided into two: describe a moment in time, and describe a process.
A new generic marking rubric is used to assess writing across any of the five purposes.
Download the generic rubric here.
There are 20 prompts that cover the five writing purposes. The prompts are available from within the e-asTTle application when you create a test. All prompts have been put together in the document below to assist teachers in choosing a prompt appropriate to their needs.
Each prompt provides additional Structure and Language notes which define the demands of a particular writing purpose, available from within the tool after creating a test. As extra support for teachers, the Structure and Language notes for all purposes have been gathered into one document, available for download below.
Each of the 20 writing prompts has its own annotated exemplars specific to that prompt. These are available for download after creating a test. As extra support for teachers, the specific exemplars have been consolidated here into one document per writing purpose.
The set of generic exemplars illustrates the use of the e-asTTle marking rubric to score writing across the writing prompts. The exemplars cover the full scoring range, and the full range of skill development, for each element of writing. Generic exemplars are referenced in the marking rubric, with two exemplars linked to each scoring category within each element. These two exemplars provide practical examples of writing that falls within that scoring category (for example, category R2 in spelling, or category R6 in ideas).
Download the generic exemplars here.
Please note that a combination of resources is available for download from within the tool after a test is created. These are:
- administration instructions
- the prompt
- a student response booklet
- the marking rubric
- the structure and language notes
- annotated exemplars for the prompt
- glossary and definitions.
A study was carried out to enable the conversion of scale scores from the previous version of e-asTTle writing to the current e-asTTle writing scale. The study set out to:
- provide a link between the current and previous versions of the e-asTTle writing scale, to provide a way of converting e-asTTle writing scores measured on the previous version of e-asTTle to those measured on the current version
- outline how this conversion was determined
- provide a brief description of the utility of the marking rubric for the current version of e-asTTle writing.
Table of scale conversions
Technical information concerning the study into the conversion of e-asTTle scale scores
The table and its associated information have been put together in response to requests from teachers and schools, particularly so that they can widen the formative use of the e-asTTle writing tool. Teachers can use the table to convert an e-asTTle rubric score to an e-asTTle writing scale score (an aWs score) and curriculum level descriptor. This is useful, for instance, when:
- the e-asTTle writing rubric has been used to assess students’ responses to a teacher-made prompt
- students have revised drafts that were originally written as part of a normal e-asTTle assessment
Using the table provides access to these scores without the need to enter rubric scores into the e-asTTle application itself. It is important to remember that rubric scores for writing assessments should only be entered in the e-asTTle application when the assessment has used an e-asTTle writing prompt and has been administered under standardised conditions.