ERIC Number: ED315795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon Statewide Writing Assessment, Grade 8: Results and Analysis.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
This report reviews and analyzes the results of the third statewide analytical writing assessment of Oregon eighth graders. Following an introduction, the report is in five chapters: (1) The Oregon Writing Assessment Interpretive Panel: Comments and Recommendations; (2) Strengths and Weaknesses in Student Writing--A Trait-by-Trait Analysis (giving specific results from the assessment on each of the six traits--ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence structure, and conventions--together with sample papers illustrating strong and weak performance across traits); (3) Substudy Comparing 1987 and 1989; (4) Factors Affecting Student Writing; and (5) A Brief History of Writing Assessment in Oregon. Appendixes contain student directions, a guide to revision, a summary of teachers' responses from the teacher survey form, a list of the 1989 Interpretive Panel members, and a table of writing performance 1985-1989. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon