ERIC Number: ED301888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Notes from the National Testing Network in Writing. Volume VIII, November 1988.
Greenburg, Karen, Ed.; Slaughter, Ginny, Ed.
This newsletter contains 32 abstracts of approximately 1000 words each of papers presented at the 1988 conference of the National Testing Network in Writing. Abstracts, listed with their authors, include "Instructional Directions from Large Scale K-12 Writing Assessments" (C. Chew); "Portfolio Assessment across the Curriculum: Early Conflicts" (C. Anson and others); "Revamping the Competency Process for Writing: A Case Study" (D. Holdstein and I. Bosworth); "We Did It and Lived: A State University Goes to Exit Testing" (P. Liston and others); "Proficiency Testing: Issues and Models" (G. Gadda and M. Fowles); "Creating, Developing, and Evaluating a College-Wide Writing Assessment Program" (S. Groden); "How to Organize a Cross-Curricula Writing Assessment Program" (G. Hughes-Wiener and others); "Presenting a Unified Front in a University Writing and Testing Program" (L. Silverthorne and P. Stephens); "Evaluating a Literacy across the Curriculum Program: Designing an Appropriate Instrument" (L. Shohet); "Validity Issues in Direct Writing Assessment" (K. Greenberg and S. Witte); "Reliability Revisited: How Meaningful Are Essay Scores?" (E. White); "Establishing and Maintaining Score Scale Stability and Reading Reliability" (W. Patience and J. Auchter); "Training of Essay Readers: A Process for Faculty and Curriculum Development" (R. Christopher); "Discrepancies in Holistic Evaluation" (D. Daiker and N. Grogan); "Problems and Solutions in Using Open-Ended Primary Traits" (M. C. Flanagan); "The Implications of Using the Rhetorical Demands of College Writing for Placement" (K. Fitzgerald); "Using Video in Training New Readers of Assessment Essays" (G. Cooper); "WPA Presentation on Evaluating Writing Programs" (R. Christopher and others); "Developing and Evaluating a Writing Assessment Program" (L. Boehm and M. A. McKeever); "The Changing Task: Tracking Growth over Time" (C. Lucas); "Assessing Writing to Teach Writing" (V. Spandel); "Reader-Response Criticism as a Model for Holistic Evaluation" (K. Schnapp); "The Discourse of Self-Assessment: Analyzing Metaphorical Stories" (B. Tomlinson and P. Mortensen); "The Uses of Computers in the Analysis and Assessment of Writing" (W. Wresch and H. Schwartz); "Legal Ramifications of Writing Assessments" (W. Lutz); "Some Not So Random Thoughts on the Assessment of Writing" (A. Purves); "Research on National and International Writing Assessments" (A. Purves and others); "Teaching Strategies and Rating Criteria: An International Perspective" (S. Takala and R. E. Degenhart); "Effects of Essay Topic Variations on Student Writing" (G. Brossell and J. Hoetker); "What Should Be a Topic?" (S. Murphy and L. Ruth); "Classroom Research and Writing Assessment" (M. Meyers); and "Computers and the Teaching of Writing" (M. Ribaudo and L. Meeker). (RS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Academic Affairs.
Note: Abstracts of papers presented at the National Testing Network in Writing Conference (1988).