ERIC Number: ED220483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Alberta Essay Scales: Models.
Nyberg, Verner R.; Nyberg, Adell M.
The Alberta Essay Scales were developed to assist teachers in the grading of essays. They represent a standard based on written compositions at the 12th grade level in 1964 to be compared with current composition writing achievement. A scale for mechanics in English and one for writing style and content are defined through model essays and commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses leading to the writing achievement represented. Scores for both mechanics and style/content should be assigned for each essay. Grading techniques are illustrated by stanine 2,4,6, and 8 model statistics. Suggested techniques for grading and the use of variables meant to produce high reliability and validity are presented. The essays concern various aspects of advertising. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Expository Writing, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Grading, High Schools, Holistic Evaluation, Rating Scales, Scoring Formulas, Student Writing Models, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills
Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, 4-116 Education North, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G5 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Faculty of Education.
Identifiers: Alberta; Alberta Essay Scales
Note: For a related document, see TM 820 497.