ERIC Number: ED218316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Program Analysis and Monitoring (PAM) in Writing: Practical Implementation.
Hayford, Paul D.
Program Analysis and Monitoring (PAM) in Writing is a decision-support tool which provides the principal with an informative report, the Program Analysis Report, that identifies needs and suggests solutions to problems in educational writing programs. The Report relates information on student achievement in writing to information on how resources are distributed and used for classroom instruction. It provides the principal with an agenda for assessing program needs and determining appropriate responses to improve a schools' writing program. A holistic scoring system based on a scale of zero to 100 and using 100 percent model answers was selected. Five writing assignments were administered in May and June of 1981 to several thousand Putnam, Suffolk, and Westchester County third and sixth grade students. Two reviews resulted in the selection of four responses per grade level for each assignment to be used as model answers in rating. This paper includes illustrations of the PAM in Writing Monitor Report and actual data which appears in the PAM Program Analysis Report. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Program Analysis and Monitoring in Writing
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).