ERIC Number: ED222904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Writing Objectives, 1983-84 Assessment.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The 1982 writing objectives presented in this booklet were developed in preparation for the fourth assessment of writing conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The objectives are based on the premise that individuals write for a purpose and an audience, and each objective serves as a section of the booklet. The first objective/section discusses the ways that students may undertake personal kinds of writing as a way of improving thinking skills and of learning both subject knowledge and knowledge about themselves. The second objective/section deals with the types of writing students are more likely to do in school or social settings and presents three primary purposes for public writing: informative, persuasive, and literary. The third objective/section reflects a change in focus in writing education from product to process, while the fourth discusses control of such skills as organizing, elaborating, and appropriately using the conventions of writing (usage and mechanics). The fifth objective/section underscores the importance of students' learning why writing is a valuable personal and social activity. The final section is an effort to enhance the utility of the writing objectives by sharing some ideas and suggestions for teaching that have proven useful to others. Appendixes include an outline of the objectives and a listing of the consultants who participated in the development and review process of the objectives. Primary type of information provided by report: Procedures (Objectives Development) (Overview). (HOD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1860 Lincoln St., Suite 700, Denver, CO ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers: Fourth Writing Assessment (1984); National Assessment of Educational Progress