ERIC Number: ED091758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Compositions: A Discussion Pamphlet.
London Association for the Teaching of English (England).
Designed to provide a scale for assessing the quality of personal or imaginative writing, the Evaluation Scale for Personal Writing (ESPW) consists of a group of twenty-eight imaginative essays written by British fifteen year olds. These essays have been arranged in order of quality by an eight member sub-committee of the London Association for the Teaching of English and are grouped into five grades. The main criteria for judging the essays were realization, comprehension, organization, density of information, and control of written language. Scale validity resides in the claimed expertness of the eight judges, the criteria of judgment derived from study of imaginative writing by fifteen year olds, and the actual complete pieces composing 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 (senior high), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (JM)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Educational Research, Essays, High School Students, Imagination, Language Arts, Measurement Instruments, Organization, Research Tools, Resource Materials, Rhetoric, Syntax, Writing (Composition), Written Language
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 22102, $1.25 nonmember, $1.15 member)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Association for the Teaching of English (England).