No one ignores the importance of the writing skill, which the pupil is supposed to be provided with throughout the four years of the Middle School period. I don't claim that no pupil can do 'miracles' after this period, but what I want to draw the attention of the 'high institution' to, is the fact that the large majority of pupils need more practice and more remedial work to cope with the syllabus or to catch up with what is supposed to be learned and thus mastered.
Yes, many teachers devise extra hours to finish the program and make the 'low-level' pupils take profit as their peers, but as no one can make this compulsory ( and it's evident!), not all pupils have the same opportunities to remedy for their areas of weaknesses.
Another more important point which is worth considering is the fact that there is no 'official way' provided to the teacher, to go through and directly to the target, which is producing a correct and meaningful 'Piece of writing' fulfilling all the required conditions.
I really think that many pupils are victims of an over ambitious syllabus, fitting the endowed pupils only! ... I'm not expecting to be suggested solutions, but I want rather to ask : Why does this problem persist? Why creating,and on purpose, these 'twisted' problems, and inviting the teachers to suggest solutions? Is there really a 'good intention' to better the Educational System?
Do we need to go forward or rather cast back?
What should be done and what is being done are two absolutely different things and 'achievement' is a teacher's task! Be more patient dear fellow.