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ERIC Number: ED236638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Scoring Writing with an Informative Aim.
Rabianski, Nancyanne
Designed to evaluate the degree to which an essay is successful in giving information, this instrument is an analytic/holistic scoring guide for evaluating any writing that contains generalizations supported by elaboration. The following criteria are applied: (1) relevance--any statement that gives information or elaborates on information already given receives credit; (2) non-repetition--statements are not accorded credit more than once; (3) variety--a variety of statements should support the general thesis; and (4) depth--statements should be elaborated by giving a number of supporting examples or a lengthy narration. The holistic judgment is determined first and is based on the rater's initial impression of the paper. The analytic judgment, which may or may not agree with the holistic rating, is determined by analysis of the degree to which each criterion is met. Each generalization is also scored with one of five numerical values according to the quantity of supportive elaboration employed, ranging from unelaborated through outstanding elaboration. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts, Volume 2," published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. The TRIP review, included here as an introduction to the instrument, describes the instrument's category (writing), title, author, date, age range (high school, entrance-level college), purpose, and physical characteristics.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A