ERIC Number: ED217708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Testing ESL Composition: A Practical Approach. English Composition Program.
Jacobs, Holly L.; And Others
Organized in two parts, this book provides specific guidelines and techniques for planning, conducting, evaluating and using the results of a composition testing program. Part One, intended principally for test administrators, describes specific procedures for carrying out the steps in developing a composition testing program. The steps, organized in chapters, are as follows: (1) establishing the purpose of the evaluation, (2) preparing the writing task, (3) planning the evaluation of composition tests, (4) selecting and training readers, (5) administering the composition test, (6) evaluating the compositions, (7) interpreting the test scores (general information), (8) interpreting the test scores (technical information), and (9) making decisions and recommendations from test scores. In Part Two the "ESL Composition Profile" is explained, procedures for its use are given, and ESL composition test samples are provided as a help in training readers. Studies referred to in both parts are listed in an appendix to Part One; a sample composition mastery report form is appended to Part Two. (AMH)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Tests, Second Language Instruction, Student Writing Models, Test Interpretation, Testing, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., Rowley, MA 01969 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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