ERIC Number: ED265223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
NIE Support to Assist in the Completion of USA Participation in the International Study of Written Composition. Final Report.
Baker, Eva L.; And Others
This is a final report of support received through the National Institute of Education (NIE) to assist in research on the writing ability of United States children. The study began under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) in order to contribute to a cross national assessment of students' writing proficiency. Aims of the study were: (1) to provide a conceptualization of the domain of writing; (2) to explore and describe various aspects of teaching written composition; (3) to describe how students in different countries respond to assignments; and (4) to test hypotheses about factors assumed to affect performance in written composition. A model was developed for the study which included three populations (representing three levels of schooling) and a series of instruments to be used. Research was organized around: (1) sampling of participant schools; (2) describing replacement strategy and procedure; and (3) describing the procedure for selecting classes. The remainder of the research addressed aspects of the sampling plan and procedure which were unique to the three individual populations of the model. Results of preliminary data analysis are presented in tables. A supporting document, Task 1 Training and Scoring Materials, is provided in an appendix. (LMO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.