ERIC Number: ED131109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Survey of Achievement in Composition in Grade 11 of Vancouver Schools, February 18, 1975. Research Report 75-12.
Ellis, E. N.
Concern over the reading and writing programs in Vancouver, British Columbia Schools culminated in the establishment in June 1974 of a Task Force on English. In response to the request from the Task Force for a survey of the writing ability of Grade 11 students, a committee of English Department Heads assisted in developing an instrument and the testing procedures. The committee prepared instructions for teachers and a suggested rating scale. A covering letter was sent to the Principals of all secondary schools. The Composition Test was written by a ten percent, randomly selected sample of the students in Grade 11. The papers were marked by a team of five English teachers recruited from the ranks of substitutes and retired teachers. Various techniques were employed to test the reliability of marking including the marking of papers, selected at intervals, by all markers on the team. Blind duplicates of 28 papers were added at random and the marks of the originals and their copies were compared. The correlation was moderately high. (MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Education Services Group.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Vancouver)