The Role of Planning in Early Writing Performance

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 9
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 6: Recent Developments in Assessment and Research

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize the role of planning in early writing development.
  2. appreciate the utility of CBM-WE metrics in measuring writing quality.
  3. understand how classroom membership relates to written expression outcomes.


With poor K–12 writing performance nationally, schools want to help students develop the writing process in early elementary. Thus, better understanding factors that influence the quality of children’s written products is of interest. This study explores advance planning, one of many processes that underlie writing skill. Using curriculum-based measures, Grade 2 students’ writing was evaluated for evidence of planning and quality of product among multiple classrooms. Implications for improving educational writing outcomes will be shared.



Amna Agha, Michigan State University
Adrea J. Truckenmiller, Michigan State University


Jodene G. Fine

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