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ERIC Number: ED117724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 218
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Using the Affton Scale of Acceptable Written Expression to Decrease Disparity in Teachers Assigning a Level to Pupils' Written Expression.
Schippers, Lillian Vogt
The problem of this study was to find criteria, and a model, for judging written expression at the elementary level which can produce concordance of teacher judgments and be a possible basis for prescriptive teaching. Such a model was developed by the Affton School District. This study attempts to determine its utility. Twenty-four essays were randomly chosen from levels 4, 5, and 6 and rated by 20 teachers. It was hypothesized that there would be little concordance in the ratings by teachers using no criteria, more concordance using the "Affton Scale," and still more concordance when the "Scale" and the orientation manual of the "Scale" were used. All three hypotheses were rejected. It was concluded that the "Affton Scale" is useful if reduction of disparity is not the main objective. The "Affton Scale" would also be useful in teacher training, instructing students in what must be taught at each level, and what would be acceptable from the good pupil. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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