Questar Writing Scoring Training

Questar Writing Scoring Training

The Office of Student Assessment, in collaboration with the Office of Elementary Education, has released the 2019 Questar Writing Scoring Trainings for Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, and End-of-Course using previously released writing prompts.

These self-guided trainings focus on how student-constructed responses for the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) 3–8 and End-of-Course English II writing programs are scored. It provides knowledge of the process for local and/or regional professionals to help guide classroom instruction.

The purpose of these documents is to

  • guide the application of the components of the MAAP Writing Rubric;
  • clarify scoring decisions as determined by the range finding process; and,
  • provide the opportunity to practice scoring sample responses.

These self-guided trainings can be found on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program webpage: and are listed under Additional Resources (Questar Writing Scoring Training).

Please contact Melissa Beck at or 601-359-5245 with any questions.