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Assessing Writing: Diagnostic, Formative, and Summative Strategies, Virtual – Summer Institute 2023


  • Delivery mode: Entirely virtual. There is no in-person component for the virtual courses.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section. Please be prepared to be available for a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction for the entire duration of this course.
  • Platform: Zoom. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and computer with video and audio. Login credentials will be emailed prior to the course beginning.



Writing is, by nature, a subjective activity. Given inherent differences in personal style, voice, and overall expression, it can be challenging to assess student progress and provide objective feedback on written work. This 1-day virtual workshop will provide an overview of process writing, diagnostic writing assessment, and evaluation of student writing. Strategies for informal skill assessment during class activities will be covered, as well as the creation of effective rubrics to make the assessment of summative writing assignments more transparent for both the teacher and the student.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose and benefits of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments for writing
  • Create writing assessments that are relevant to their own classroom environments
  • Assess diagnostic writing samples to determine student skill level
  • Create and use rubrics to effectively assess summative writing assignments



This course is appropriate for educators who work at all grade levels.



Materials will be provided electronically.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 14, 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Keryn Kwedor, M.S.Ed.

Keryn has taught at Landmark High School in the language arts and literature departments since 2003. As associate director, she manages content development and production, and she assists in overseeing all aspects of the program. For Outreach, Keryn has been a school consultant, produced materials for the DESE, and organized the Professional Development Seminars for Cape Cod Educators, in addition to coordinating and teaching courses for the Summer Institute, Landmark Outreach Online, and the Landmark SNHU partnership. Keryn holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Colby College and a master’s degree in special education from Simmons University.

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