ERIC Number: ED236242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-12
Reference Count: 0
What We Know and Don't Know: Needed Research in Writing Assessment.
After an extensive review of the available research on large-scale writing assessment, certain issues in writing assessment seem to be unresolved, and still other issues are not supported by adequate research. This paper reviews the basic issues in writing assessment, points out which topics are supported by strong research, and which topics are not supported by research and need to be studied further before any definitive statements can be made about them. Among the topics discussed as needing research are the use of the 45-minute essay as opposed to the 20-minute essay, the use of multiple-choice tests to assess writing, and the effect of item types on writing assessment. Specific topics for further research are listed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Montreal, Quebec, April 12-14, 1983).