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ERIC Number: ED218334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Specifying the Writing Domain for Assessment: Recommendations to the Practitioner.
Polin, Linda
Since attention to the issue of writing assessment is new, research and theory are described as still widely scattered among fields of inquiry and differing perspectives. The integration of available knowledge into a viable framework is recommended to prescribe current practice and determine future research. In a domain-referenced view of instruction and assessment, the definition of a subject, delimitation of instructional goals and efforts, sampling of criterion behaviors to describe competence are stressed. The writing skills domain is described and an approach discussed to provide the appropriate framework for integrating basic research, instruction and assessment of writing achievement. Research has begun to explore an interactive model of the writing process and its associated skills, and to describe behavioral differences to distinguish competence. To teach students a skill that transcends particular classroom instruction or task characteristics, the teaching and assessment of behaviors is suggested. The qualities of an assessment program are described. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers: Domain Specifications
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Boston, MA, 1980).