ERIC Number: ED258232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Assessing English: Helping Students to Reflect on Their Work.
As a result of research showing that students are more motivated when English teachers avoid grades and marks, this book focuses on ways to involve students in the assessment process. The book covers the following topics: learning and reflection, students controlling language, the purpose of assessment, assessing students' relationship to the subject matter, helping students describe what they do when they write, monitoring the students' written products, monitoring engagement with a text, monitoring oral language, reflecting on the demands of the curriculum, organizing judgmental assessment, making records and reports, and promoting students. The appendixes contain a discussion of the motivational effects of different schemes for assessing students' writing, a transcript of the author's comments while reading a piece written by a nine year old student, and examples defining the demands of tasks in English. (EL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Nongraded Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 02085, $8.50 member, $11.00 nonmember).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Published by St. Clair Press, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.