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ERIC Number: ED204409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 22
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A Study of the Basic Skills Assessment Direct and Indirect Measures of Writing Ability.
Clemson, Eleanor
The Basic Skills Assessment (BSA) is a national secondary level testing program which provides secure tests in reading, writing, and mathematics. It is designed to identify students who need additional instruction in the basic skills so they may be helped to reach the school district's secondary school graduation requirements. One of the BSA's objective instruments--A Writer's Skills--and the Writing Sample designed to accompany it are discussed. Both were administered to junior high school students, and the data analyzed. Results indicate that students who score well on the BSA test of A Writer's Skills also score well on The Writing Sample. This lends support to the validity of the objective measure as an indication of students' writing abilities, The objective test has a strong positive relationship with holistically scored samples. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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