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MEAP writing test help


Area of Concern: Process Writing

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: Middle School

Competency: Below Level

My seventh graders took the MEAP test in the winter and scored very low in the writing section. I had been reviewing writing and essay techniques with them, but obviously I need to do more. I will have them again in the 8th grade and I want to make sure they have the writing skills they need in high school. Do you have any suggestions or ideas I can use to help my students with their writing?



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