ERIC Number: ED366961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon Statewide Writing Assessment 1991 and 1992 with Student Writings Grades 8 and 11.
Wolfe, Barbara; And Others
Noting that Oregon has been a pioneer in developing assessments which require actual student writing, this booklet includes a collection of student essays and shows how they were evaluated by teachers. The sample essays in the booklet are useful in staff development activities and may also be shared with students, serving as models to help students improve their writing. The booklet notes that scores increased in five of the six writing traits for the 1992 assessment. The first chapter briefly discusses writing assessment in Oregon. The second chapter presents the six-trait analytic model, writing prompts, papers by 8th-graders, papers by 11th-graders, and miscellaneous papers. The third chapter discusses the teaching of writing as a process. The trait scoring rubric, mode scoring rubric, guides to revision, the student writer's report, a 16-item annotated bibliography on writing instruction, and lists of writing panel members are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Process Approach (Writing), Secondary Education, Staff Development, Student Writing Models, Writing Achievement, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement
Publications Sales Office, Oregon Department of Education, Salem, OR 97310-0290 ($8).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers: Oregon; Six Trait Analytical Model; Writing Test Prompts