ERIC Number: ED196042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Writing Achievement, 1969-79: Results From the Third National Writing Assessment, Volume 1--17-Year-Olds.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Results from the third national writing assessment of 17-year-old students conducted in 1979 by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are presented in this volume. Chapter one provides highlights of the results of the test assessment which indicate neither a major decline nor improvement in writing performance of 17-year-old students in general. Chapter two gives an overview of the NAEP assessments, a discussion of the populations assessed, a description of the written exercises, and descriptions of the methods of scoring: holistic, primary trait, analysis of rhetorical effectiveness, and analysis of syntax and mechanics. Chapter three provides an indepth discussion of the results, and chapter four gives an overview of the writing of 9-year-old, 13-year-old, and 17-year-old students. Chapter five offers some observations about writing in the United States and suggests implications of the results of the assessment for instruction. Appendixes include exercises, documentation, scoring guides, and sample papers; guidelines for syntax and mechanics analysis; group results and exercises evaluated for primary trait and cohesion; error frequencies for good and poor papers and selected groups; and the background questionnaire and group responses to background and attitude questions. (MKM) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Released Exercises) (Scoring Guides); Results (Exercise Level).
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Gains, Black Students, Cohesion (Written Composition), Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12, Holistic Evaluation, Measurement Techniques, National Surveys, Sex Differences, Trend Analysis, Urban Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Research, Writing Skills
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Suite 700, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80295 ($6.80)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Note: For related documents see CS 206 049-051. Not available in paper copy due to small print.