Quill currently has 10 different assessments you can assign to determine which writing skills your students need to work on (you can learn about how to find and assign them here). All of these assessments will generate recommendations for practice based on your students’ needs. There are 3 general diagnostics, 3 diagnostics for English Language Learners, and 4 writing skills surveys.


The writing skills surveys, developed in partnership with College Board®, are the most recent additions to our collection of assessments. They were designed to align with College Board’s Pre-AP®, AP®, and SpringBoard® curriculums and can be used in lieu of Quill’s general diagnostics for those courses. For example, a seventh grade SpringBoard® ELA teacher could assign the SpringBoard® Writing Skills Survey in lieu of the Starter or Intermediate Diagnostic. (We recommend ELL students in any class begin with the ELL Starter Diagnostic, ELL Intermediate Diagnostic, or ELL Advanced Diagnostic, instead of a general diagnostic or writing skills survey.)


While each diagnostic and survey focuses on a different skillset, there is some overlap in the activities that are then recommended.


This article provides further detail about the skills covered in each of Quill’s diagnostics and surveys.

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