ERIC Number: ED041944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Written Language.
Hillerich, Robert L.
An evaluation procedure was formulated to ascertain the effectiveness of an emphasis on the clarity and interest appeal of a composition as opposed to its mechanical correctness in improving a child's written expression. A random sample of themes were submitted to a general evaluation of content by six criteria and a linguistic analysis by nine criteria was performed to evaluate mechanical correctness. Later, a standardized test consisting of a timed written response to a drawing was instituted for grades 1-8. Results from this evaluation procedure suggest that emphasis on many writing experiences, evaluated in terms of the clarity and interest of the content rather than the mechanics, should continue and that the standardized test is a reliable instrument for such evaluation. (PR)
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Identifiers: Glenview Public Schools IL
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., March 1970