ERIC Number: ED202011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Summer Institute on Teaching and Assessing Writing Skills, July 9-17, 1979.
Stotsky, Sandra; Touger, Hallie
This report contains a first evaluation of the Summer Institute on Teaching and Assessing Writing Skills, which was organized to help parents, teachers, and administrators in the Boston (Massachusetts) public schools begin the development of a comprehensive and coordinated writing program for grades kindergarten through twelve in each school district, and to develop guidelines for the assessment of writing skills as part of the state-mandated basic skills improvement policy. The various sections of the report provide information about the following topics: (1) the methodology of the evaluation; (2) institute organization; (3) institute staff, guest speakers, and workshops; (4) reading and writing assignments; (5) the development of recommendations for a comprehensive writing program; (6) institute objectives; (7) suggestions for future teacher training institutes; and (8) the conclusions of the evaluation as drawn from questionnaires completed by the program participants. Attachments to the report include a list of participants, names of staff members, a program overview, a selected bibliography of materials concerning the teaching and assessing of writing skills, and a copy of the recommendations for a writing program prepared by the participants. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Public Schools, MA. Office of Curriculum and Competency.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Urban Schools Collaborative.