ERIC Number: ED236653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Scale for Evaluating Narrative Writing (SENW).
Designed as a criterion-referenced scale to describe levels of writing skill development for basic essay elements, this instrument provides separate six-point rating scales for general competence of a narrative essay and the levels of development of focus and organization, support, and grammar/mechanics. The mechanics scale includes a brief guide for identifying certain errors in sentence construction, usage, spelling, punctuation and capitalization. Validity, reliability, and normative data are included. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts, Volume 2," published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. The TRIP review, included here as an introduction to the instrument, describes the instrument's category (writing), title, author, date, age range (elementary through postsecondary and adult), purpose and physical characteristics.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: The Research Instruments Project
Note: For related documents, see CS 207 904-945. CS 207 945 is the author's scale for evaluating expository writing.