ERIC Number: ED264298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
"Write on Illinois!" A User's Guide to Scoring Student Essays.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Evaluation and Assessment Section.
This report identifies the methods and issues in the evaluation of student writing in classrooms and large scale assessments using an analytical scoring system from the Illinois Inventory of Educational Progress (IIEP). This guide is written for staff in state offices of education conducting large-scale writing assessments, and also for personnel in colleges of education and local school districts interested in implementing a student writing program. This guide includes the following: (1) purposes of assessing writing; (2) the rating guide for functional writing (discourse aims assessed, writing prompts, and rating criteria); (3) specific elements of the IIEP rating criteria and scoring guide; (4) six-point rating scale; (5) training system; (6) classroom adoptions and options; (7) recruitment and selection of scorers for the IIEP; (8) observations and results of the training and scoring process; (9) student outcomes of the writing assessment; (10) assessment outcomes related to instruction; (11) remarks and directions on future research; and (12) bibliography. Appendices which make up half of the document include: (1) Rating Guide for functional writing and functional writing/narrative; (2) writing prompt; (3) training paper example along with feedback; (4) examples of score points from student essays; (5) supplementary scoring materials; (6) score sheets; (7) check paper and feedback; (8) logistics schedule; (9) example of a well developed paper; (10) glossary for the writing assessment; and (11) an outline guide for the writing and assessment. (PN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Evaluation and Assessment Section.