ERIC Number: ED189131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Holistic Scoring Manual. Basic Skills Improvement Policy Implementation Guide #2.
The technical and administrative processes and activities involved in scoring student responses to essay writing questions in the Massachusetts State Board of Education's basic skills program are outlined and discussed. After a general introduction to holistic scoring, separate sections describe the roles and activities of the administrators, the readers, the chief and assistant chief readers, and the aides. The section for the administrator addresses supervisory functions, delineates tasks that must be accomplished prior to the reading, suggests appropriate timelines, includes worksheets for estimating scoring time and the number of readers required. The section for the readers explains their responsibilities and notes the procedures that will be followed at the scoring session. The section for the chief reader and the assistant chief reader explains, in the order of occurence, the steps that should be followed in planning the reading, selecting training papers, training readers, and scoring the papers. Schedules and timelines are suggested, and quality control checklists are provided. The section for the aides details their responsibilities prior to and during the scoring session. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Research and Assessment.