ERIC Number: ED365985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Assessment Handbook: High School. California Learning Assessment System.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Div.
Intended for English-language arts teachers, principals, curriculum and testing specialists, and superintendents, this handbook assists educators in preparing students for California's writing assessment. The handbook begins with a program overview and a discussion of writing assessment and the curriculum. The handbook then provides high school writing guides for each of the eight types of writing identified as most appropriate for high school: autobiographical incident; controversial issues; evaluation; interpretation; observational writing; reflective essay; report of information; and speculation about causes and effects. The writing guides for each type of writing present: a description of the type of writing; sample student essays of varying quality; a discussion of students' writing processes for that type of writing; classroom writing assignments for a variety of content areas; guidelines for writing prompts; and published examples of the type of writing. The handbook also provides rhetorical effectiveness scoring guides for each of the eight types of writing. The handbook concludes with a discussion of students with special needs. (RS)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, High School Students, High Schools, Special Needs Students, State Standards, Student Writing Models, Test Manuals, Writing Achievement, Writing Assignments, Writing Evaluation, Writing Processes
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($9.50 plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Div.
Identifiers: California; California Writing Assessment; Writing Contexts