ERIC Number: ED097702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Growth in English.
Diederich, Paul B.
The monograph is a complete outline for a program designed to help English departments institute logical and fair procedures for grading student essays. The contents in this monograph include "Factors in Judgments of Writing Ability,""The Effect of Bias,""Measuring Improvement in Writing,""Personal vs Staff Grading,""Standard Scores for Test Essays,""Computing the Reliability of Essay Grades,""Computing the Reliability of Objective Tests,""Design for an Examination in English Language Arts," and "Imitating Staff Grading of Test Essays." The appendixes, which comprise the second half of this monograph, include "Descriptions of Papers Rated High, Middle, and Low on Eight Qualities,""Topics for Essays,""Objective Items Based on a Central Theme,""Discrete Types of Objective Items," and "Learning to Write." (RB)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Grading, Higher Education, Language Arts, Measurement Techniques, Secondary Education, Test Reliability, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.