Traits-Based Writing is an approach that makes the teaching of writing more manageable for teachers and more accessible for students.  Teaching writing is hard, and our traditional approach--usually through the writing process--works as long as we really do focus on the process more than the product.  Adding a focus on the traits can enhance this approach, giving students targeted practice in one aspect of writing at a time.

This page contains links to explanations of the traits and mini-lessons to add to your teaching of writing.  We hope to add more information soon, including rubrics, sample papers, more mini-lessons, and more information about linking the traits to the writing process.

For more information, click here.

The Traits are:
Click on the Trait to find more info.

February Writing Test!

OSTP-Oklahoma State Testing Program

There are 2 types of assessments within the Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) for Grades 3-8 and 10. All assessments are aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. The two assessment types are: General and Alternate Assessments

Information for the 17-18 school year will be posted soon.

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