ERIC Number: ED091750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
Cooperative Preparation and Rating of Essay Tests.
Diederich, Paul B.
To evaluate the quality of written compositions, researchers at Educational Testing Service developed the Composition Evaluation Scales (CES), after factor-analytic studies of the reasons teachers gave for their judgments of compositions. This is a set of eight scales: ideas, organization, wording, flavor, usage, punctuation, spelling, and handwriting. Each scale is marked on a five-point line--with the scales of ideas and organization receiving double weight--yielding a total score of 50. The CES is most appropriately used with expository papers on a set topic. [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, authors, date, and age range (intermediate--postsecondary), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (RB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A