ERIC Number: ED191059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Topics for Assessing Writing through Writing Samples. Evaluation of the Bay Area Writing Project. Technical Report.
Prepared as part of the evaluation of the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP), this report offers topics for use in obtaining writing samples by which to evaluate student writing. An introduction explains the classification of the topics and suggests ways of selecting topics. The topics themselves are offered in nine appendixes. Four of the appendixes list topics for expressive writing, categorizing them as pictorial and musical stimuli, verbal fragments, hypothetical situations, and short topics. The next three appendixes list expository and transactional writing topics, classifying them as topics for argument or evaluation, for transactional writing, and for critical (expository) writing. The eighth appendix contains topics for obtaining writing samples in the expressive and expository modes. The last appendix lists the revised writing objectives of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). (RL) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Assessment Instrument (Objectives).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.