ERIC Number: ED253886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching and Testing Our Basic Skills Objectives (T & T). Writing: Grades 4-12.
Mueller, Lyn Zalusky; And Others
Intended to provide South Carolina educators with a tool for curriculum and instructional development that complements the assessment of the state writing objectives, this guide focuses on that part of the curriculum reflected in the state basic writing skills objectives. The various sections in the first part of the guide: (1) discuss the purposes of writing and the features of the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP); (2) define the state-adopted BSAP writing objectives; (3) address the types of writing eligible for testing the in BSAP, and list and define the specific skills for each type of writing; (4) explain how to integrate the stages of the writing process with the BSAP objectives and types of writing; (5) provide a writing revision checklist that can be incorporated into the writing instruction; (6) discuss ways to integrate the writing process into instruction; and (7) offer sample activities for the different types of writing. The two major sections of the second part of the guide describe the test items, test administration procedures, score scales, and rater training and scoring processes, and provide student writing samples along with scoring rationales for the different types of writing. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.