|Joetta Beaver is the author of the nationally acclaimed Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) and the new Developing Writer's Assessment (DWA). The creation of these breakthrough assessment was fueled by Beaver's desire to find a way to help teacher better evaluate students' reading and writing skills.
Beaver has over 30 years experience as an educator. She has also conducted numerous workshops and presentations on such topics as developmental assessment, supporting emergent readers and writers in the classroom over time in reading and writing.
A resident of Columbus, Ohio, Beaver is presently an independent consultant in the areas of elementary language arts assessment and early literacy.