ERIC Number: ED255939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Making Connections between Colleges and High Schools through In-service Teacher Training.
Pytlik, Betty P.
The Early English Composition Reassessment Project grew out of recommendations from a 1981 task force appointed by the Ohio Board of Regents that had been asked to develop a college preparatory curriculum defining collegiate expectations for entering students and reducing the need for remedial courses at the college level. The inservice training program that evolved focused on the assessment of high school juniors' writing skills, but incorporated into assessment development, administration, scoring, and feedback was continual inservice training for all teachers involved for a year. The workshop planners included three administrator/teachers from a technical college, three university teachers, and two teachers from each of the three high schools (from which the superintendents had each contributed $10,000 for the project). The workshops were a week-long summer workshop and a combination of all day Saturday and evening workshops funded by the grant and whole week-day workshops, funded by the high schools. As a result, the participants gained a clearer sense of the skills wanted in the student writing samples. Other changes noted were the change from being product oriented to being process oriented; the change in teachers' ideas that all papers must be read, marked, revised, read again, and graded; and the change in teachers' attitudes toward their students and toward their role as a teacher. The result of a collaborative inservice program such as this is that it will help provide high schools with better information about the writing performance of students, with the by-product of improved relationships between universities and high schools. (EL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Programs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (36th, Minneapolis, MN, March 21-23, 1985).