IEP Progress Report for Written Language Goal
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Category 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points 1 Point Points Earned for Reporting Period
Mid Qt Mid Qt Mid Qt Mid Qt
The introduction The introduction The introduction There is no clear
is inviting, states clearly states the states the main introduction of the
Topic Sentence the main topic main topic and topic, but does main topic or
and previews the previews the not adequately structure of the
structure of the structure of the preview the paper.
paper. paper, but is not structure of the
inviting to the paper nor is it
reader. inviting to the
Details are placed Details are placed Some details are Many details are
in a logical order in a logical order, not in a logical or not in a logical or
Reason/Detail/Fact and the way they but the way in expected order, expected order.
are presented which they are and this distracts There is little
effectively keeps presented the reader. sense that the
the interest of the makes the writing writing is
reader. less interesting. organized.
A variety of Transitions clearly Some transitions The transitions
thoughtful show how ideas work well; but between ideas
Transitions transitions are are connected, connections are unclear or
used. They clearly but there is little between other nonexistent.
show how ideas variety. ideas are fuzzy.
Relevant, telling, Supporting details Supporting details Supporting details
quality details and information and information and information
The E's/ give the reader are relevant, but are relevant, but are typically
important one key issue or several key unclear or not
information that portion of the issues or portions related to the
Examples, goes beyond the storyline is of the storyline topic.
Evidence) obvious or unsupported. are unsupported.
The conclusion is The conclusion is The conclusion is There is no clear
strong and leaves recognizable and recognizable, but conclusion, the
Conclusion the reader with a ties up almost all does not tie up paper just ends.
feeling that they the loose ends. several loose
understand what ends.
the writer is
Writer uses vivid Writer uses vivid Writer uses words Writer uses a
words and words and that communicate limited vocabulary
Adjectives and phrases that draw phrases that draw clearly, but the that does not
pictures in the pictures in the writing lacks communicate
reader's mind; the reader's mind, but variety, punch or strongly or
Choice choice and occasionally the flair. capture the
placement of the words are used reader's interest.
words seems inaccurately or
accurate and are overdone.
Writer makes no Writer makes 1 or Writer makes a Writer makes
errors in 2 errors in few errors in several errors in
Capitalization & capitalization or capitalization or capitalization capitalization
punctuation; the punctuation; the and/or and/or
paper is paper is still easy punctuation that punctuation that
exceptionally to read. catch the reader's catch the reader's
easy to read. attention and attention and
interrupt the flow. greatly interrupt
Writer makes no Writer makes 1-2 Writer makes 3-4 Writer makes
errors in grammar errors in grammar errors in grammar more than 4
Grammar & or spelling that or spelling that or spelling that errors in grammar
distract the reader distract the reader distract the reader or spelling that
from the content. from the content. from the content. distract the
reader from the
Sentence All sentences are Most sentences Most sentences Sentences lack
Structure well-constructed are well- are well- structure and
with varied constructed with constructed but appear
structure. varied structure. have a similar incomplete or
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