Directions for Using the Conventions of Writing Developmental Scale

Small increments of writing can be reported by reporting not only the level at which the child has met all of the descriptors, but by adding the number of descriptors met at the next level.

For example, Level 5.3 shows that a child has met all of the descriptors at Level 5, plus 3 of the descriptors at Level 6.

This is an important reporting possibility for two reasons:

     1. It shows the areas in which instructions should be focused.
     (descriptors at the next level not yet met).

     2. It shows when a child has made progress but not enough progress to 
     report out at the next level.