ERIC Number: ED193631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Method for Evaluating Writing Samples. Technical Note.
The discrepancy in the application of terminology in labeling systems for scoring writing samples is discussed in this paper and current scoring systems that exclude frequency counts of writing features are described. Two-thirds of the paper discusses and gives examples of general impression, marking, analytic scale scoring, and primary trait scoring. The last third of the paper compares and contrasts a new model for scoring developed by the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) with the three widely used systems and lists the following benefits that result from scoring writing samples with the SWRL system: (1) more efficient method of eliciting and evaluating writing samples administered to determine students' writing competency; and (2) greater ease in using diagnostic information to identify instructional inadequacies and assure student learning. The results of a pilot study using the SWRL model are referred to in support of the appropriateness of the design and the range of scoring. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.