ERIC Number: ED194614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Ratings Manual for the Writing Subtest of the Florida Teacher Competency Examination: Procedures for Managing the Rating and Evaluation of Essays Written for the Writing Subtest. Volume Three of Five.
Brossell, Gordon; Hoetker, James
Technical problems involved in obtaining scores for essays written by teacher candidates are addressed. The rating procedure assures that each essay is read by three raters specially trained for the task. Ratings range from "1" for incompetent or unacceptable to "4" for outstanding. The score assigned to each essay will be the sum of the ratings assigned it by the three raters and may range from "3" to "12." If needed, a fourth reader's rating shall replace the most discrepant of the three raters' ratings. The following three components comprise a uniform system for keeping track of the movement of several thousand essays to be rated through the hands of perhaps several dozen raters: (1) a detailed chronology of the steps that must be taken to prepare the essays, assign them to ratings teams, and move them between raters within teams; (2) copies of the various forms that will be used in the ratings process, completelV illustrating the processes step by step; and (3) blank copies of the forms to be duplicated for use as prescribed. (RL)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Essay Tests, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Program Administration, Rating Scales, Scoring, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida