ERIC Number: ED213727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Investigation of Writing Assessment Strategies. Studies in Measurement & Methodology. Work Unit 1: Design and Use of Tests.
Smith, Laura Spooner
Measurement experts in the field of writing and writing-related competencies have to deal with fluctuating test reliability, implementation of efficient scoring procedures, and examining the validity of objective measures of writing. This study was undertaken to address measurement concerns brought to light by the competency-based assessment movement. The primary aim of the study was to examine relationships among three writing assessment strategies which are potentially useful within the context of competency-based testing. Two of the strategies can be classified as direct measures of performance, involving collecting and rating actual samples of student writing. The third strategy, an indirect measure of performance, involved administration of an objective test of writing skills presumably linked to the two direct measure strategies. Implications of the findings for both instructional and measurement practices are presented. (Author/CE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.