ERIC Number: ED300822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Writing Assessment: An Update on Practices and Procedures.
Bamberg, Betty; Greenberg, Karen
A survey gathered information on the uses of writing assessment and its potential impact on writing instruction, programs, and students. Respondents, 128 members (out of a random sample of 350) of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) from four-year colleges, two-year colleges, and institutions offering graduate degrees, completed the survey. Findings indicated that many of the assessment procedures recommended by the CCCC Resolution on Testing are being successfully implemented in postsecondary writing assessments, but that the degree of acceptance depends upon the recommendation. Results of the survey also indicated that despite the relatively high degree of satisfaction among CCCC members surveyed, problems such as exclusive use of multiple choice tests and lack of composition faculty involvement in test development reported by a small but important minority demand continued attention by CCCC members. (Five tables of data are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Survey conducted by the Conference on College Composition and Communication Committee on Assessment.