ERIC Number: ED344228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
TAAS and the Writing Process: A Composition Handbook. Exit Level Grades 9 through 12.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This handbook is one of a series developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to requests to provide schools with additional information concerning the written composition portion of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS). The handbook focuses on exit level grades 9 through 12. Following an introduction, the handbook is in two parts. Part 1 contains general information on the writing process and how that process applies to the TAAS exit level writing test. This section includes discussions of prewriting, elaboration, revision, and editing. Part 2 shows the scoring criteria and sample papers with detailed annotations for persuasive writing, which is the only type of writing eligible for testing at the exit level. Three appendixes present TAAS writing objectives and instructional targets at the exit level, describe the eligible type of writing at the exit level, and give an explanation of purpose/mode at the exit level. (SR)
Descriptors: High Schools, Persuasive Discourse, Process Approach (Writing), State Standards, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Tests
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills