District Administration has decided to make the Direct Writing Assessment (DWA) optional in grades 1-6.
For teachers desiring to administer a DWA, prompts for grades 1-2 are located in each grade's DWA Toolkit folder on the ELA Curriculum site. Teachers administering the DWA score their own assessments and may record them in Power School as before.
For teachers desiring to administer a formative writing assessment similar to the DWA, it is suggested that they use an ISAT Interim ELA Performance Task. Sample prompts are still provided in each grade's DWA Toolkit folder on the ELA Curriculum site.