ERIC Number: ED229396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
How to (and How Not to) Conduct an Assessment of Student Writing.
McCaig, Roger A.
This paper was prepared for school officials and researchers who plan to conduct an assessment of student writing but have limited field experience with this activity. The paper identifies twelve critical questions assessors should consider, and it explores issues involved in reaching a decision about each from the perspectives of measurement theory, curriculum and instruction, language theory, and the politics of testing. Recommendations are included with supporting rationale. The key questions include choosing a mode of discourse, establishing evaluation criteria, deciding upon a rating method, selecting and training judges, planning for reliability, and using the findings. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Primary Trait Scoring