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Spotlight Sessions: Webinars for Educators

Diagnostic Writing Assessment: Implementation and Evaluation, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021


  • Type: Spotlight session
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: Live, attendance required on date and time listed in the course information section
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins



Diagnostic assessments help teachers gauge student knowledge and ability prior to instruction. They are helpful for tailoring lessons to best meet student needs, as well as identifying individual strengths and weaknesses for each student in a class. This webinar will discuss strategies for creating, implementing, and assessing diagnostic writing assessments at all grade levels. Participants will be provided with sample writing prompts and grammar activities, as well as suggestions to guide the creation of their own.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of diagnostic writing assessment
  • Create and administer appropriate diagnostic assessments for specific writing skills
  • Analyze student writing to inform instructional choices



This course is appropriate for educators at all grade levels.



All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

1 Hour
Dates/Time Price
July 12, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Keryn Kwedor

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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