ERIC Number: ED263615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Teaching and Assessing Writing: Recent Advances in Understanding, Evaluating, and Improving Student Performance. The Jossey-Bass Higher Education Series.
White, Edward M.
Reflecting the general concern about student writing performance, this book is designed to present recent advances in the theory and practice of assessing writing ability to all teachers of writing, as well as writing examiners and administrators. The book explores (1) reconsidering the links between teaching and assessing writing, (2) the development and uses of holistic scoring, (3) measuring writing ability by using proficiency tests, (4) selecting appropriate writing tests, (5) how theories of reading affect responses to student writing, (6) designing effective writing assignments, (7) evaluating and scoring writing assignments, (8) organizing and managing holistic essay readings, (9) understanding and using recent writing research, (10) evaluating writing programs and projects, (11) avoiding pitfalls in the testing of writing, (12) continuing issues in teaching and assessing writing, and (13) helping students improve their writing by using some practical approaches for the classroom. (EL)
Descriptors: Assignments, Holistic Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Revision (Written Composition), Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 433 California St., Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104-2091 ($19.95).
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