ERIC Number: ED198155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Student Writing, 1980: A Description of the Writing Abilities of 9-, 13-, and 17-Year-Olds Enrolled in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
A special assessment of writing skills was conducted during the 1979-80 school year for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) by the Education Commission of the States. The purposes of the study were to examine the writing abilities of 9-, 13-, and 17-year-olds enrolled in the DoDDS System, and to compare their writing abilities with students enrolled in U.S. schools, as reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The assessment focused on the students' ability to write for a specific purpose. Items presented to students during the assessment are appended. Essays were scored by the primary trait system. In order to ensure comparability of DoDDS results, National Assessment procedures were closely replicated. The report is organized by age group. Within each chapter, results on items administered to that age group are presented as is a discussion of the relationships among performance on various tasks. The comparison between DoDDS and their counterparts as measured by the National Assessment is included at the end of each chapter. (Author/GK) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Procedures (Replication).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Primary Trait Scoring