ERIC Number: ED091733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: N/A
A Scale for Evaluation of High School Student Essays.
California Association of Teachers of English, Redlands.; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
Designed to provide a scale for assessing the quality of short expository essays, this material includes a group of six expository essays about 250-300 words in length arranged in order of quality. Each essay is followed by critical comments and a general discussion of the characteristics of essays at that level of quality. No validity or reliability data are reported, but thirty-seven of forty college students in advanced composition courses were able to arrange the six essays in the order established in the scale. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts" to be 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. A TRIP review which precedes the document lists its category (Writing), title, author, date, and age range (high school), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (RB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Association of Teachers of English, Redlands.; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.