ERIC Number: ED195576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-13
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Assessment for the 1980s. Proceedings of a National Conference on the Assessment of Writing (Boulder, Colorado, June 13, 1980).
Northwest Regional Education Lab., Portland, OR. Clearinghouse for Applied Performance Testing.
The proceedings of a one-day training seminar on the assessment of writing proficiency are presented. The seminar was designed to bring educators up to date on newly developed assessment methods and to help them see the developmental directions of the future. The program was divided into two parts: large-group presentations and small-group training sessions. Texts of the three presentations were reproduced in their entirety and dealt with: (1) a challenge to measurement specialists to make writing assessments relevant and useful to the classroom teacher; (2) an analysis of the similarities and differences between direct (writing samples) and indirect (objective tests) measures of writing; and (3) some possibilities for future approaches to writing assessment. Each of the four training sessions offered a practical set of hands-on experiences to help participants conduct better writing assessment. Session one provided participants with instruction and practice in conducting holistic, analytical, and primary trait scoring. Session two provided holistic scoring in greater depth. Session three provided primary trait scoring in greater depth. Session four provided participants with instruction in the application of generalizability theory to the reliability of writing sample ratings. (RL) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Procedures (Exercise Development) (Scoring).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Education Lab., Portland, OR. Clearinghouse for Applied Performance Testing.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress