ERIC Number: ED191020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Measure for Measure: A Guidebook for Evaluating Student's Expository Writing.
Pittsfield Public Schools, MA.
This guidebook was developed by a team of elementary and secondary school English teachers to help teachers of all subjects with the difficult tasks of evaluating students' expository writing and stimulating student growth in the art and craft of writing. The twelve parts of the guidebook deal with the following topics: guidelines for giving a writing assignment in subject area classes, criteria for good writing, evaluation as a step in the writing process, relative emphasis, analytical and holistic scoring, the advantages and disadvantages of analytical and holistic scoring, adapting holistic scoring to the classroom, holistic scoring as a pre-revision step, using correction symbols, and making comments to students about their writing. The final section offers examples of how teachers have applied ideas and techniques described in this booklet. (RL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Expository Writing, Guidelines, Student Evaluation, Student Writing Models, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction
Pittsfield Public Schools, Curriculum Dept., 269 First St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Pittsfield Public Schools, MA.