Eighth graders respond to an expository prompt. The purpose of expository writing is to explain, clarify, or provide the reader with information. Well-written exposition has a clear, central focus developed through a carefully crafted presentation of examples or definitions that enhance the reader's understanding. Papers are scored holistically using a six-point scoring rubric.
The link below will connect you with information regarding the 8th Grade TCAP Writing Assessment including sample prompts, anchor papers, and scoring guides.