ERIC Number: ED198567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The New Brunswick Writing Assessment Program: "The Language of Growth".
The New Brunswick Writing Assessment Program implemented in grades five, eight, and eleven in New Brunswick (Canada) public schools in 1978 is described in this report, which includes the specific assignments for each grade, a discussion of the general holistic scoring approach used, and characteristics of the responses at each grade, including examples. Information on the analytical scoring of a subset of responses includes comparison with scores from a similar study conducted in 1977 and information on the following items by grade: score, length in words, paragraphing percentage, words per T-unit, words per clause, clauses per T-unit, run-ons per T-unit, fragments per T-unit, nonagreements per clause, incorrect verb forms per clause, faulty pronoun reference per T-unit, case errors per clause, adjective adverb confusion per clause, and spelling error percentage. Other comparisons are given for differences among various level students and between high scoring and low scoring responses. The final section contains implications for curriculum and instruction. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).
Identifiers: New Brunswick