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ERIC Number: ED173419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Assessment of Rhetorical Proficiency: The Role of Objective Tests and Writing Samples.
Huntley, Renee M.; And Others
An investigation of: (1) the relationship between the American College Test (ACT) English Usage Test scores and demonstrated writing proficiency, and (2) the relationships between and among other objective tests and writing proficiency was undertaken, using three samples of college freshmen. Although results indicated a moderately high relationship between objective measures and writing samples, the skills measured by the two types of instruments were somewhat different. Collectively, results suggested that some writing skills, particularly those represented by the holistic, language, and organization writing scores, appeared to have a moderately high relationship to the objective assessments. The audience writing score exhibited a much lower correlation to the objective assessments and a lower interrater reliability than other writing scores. It was suggested that further research be directed toward studying the influence of scribal errors on raters of writing assessment and the selection of specific writing strategies, processes, and features for objective assessment. (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); Test of Standard Written English