ERIC Number: ED351702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Samples of Students' Writing from the June 1991 English 33 Diploma Examination.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
This booklet has two purposes: to illustrate and compare two important levels of expectation, or standards, set for the Alberta (Canada) English 33 diploma examination writing ("Satisfactory" and "Excellent") and to provide suggestions to help students move beyond the Satisfactory level developing their unrealized writing potential. Sample papers from the June 1991 written response assignment form the major part of the booklet, which compares the approaches illustrated by the papers and suggests ways to improve student writing for the examination. The booklet contains four sections. Section 1 presents an introduction. Section 2 presents a selection of papers produced by students achieving the Satisfactory level (level 3). Section 3 presents a selection of papers produced by students achieving the Excellent level (level 5). The samples in the booklet are drawn from the examination's three parts: Personal Response to Literature, Functional Writing, and Response to Visual Communication. Specific commentaries discussing the papers in terms of the marking categories, a general commentary about the level of expectation under discussion, and a summary of features that emerge at both levels are included. Section 4 presents conclusions and suggestions for instruction. Two appendixes contain sample papers from the English 33 Written-Response Assignments from June 1991, and the English 33 Scoring Guides, June 1991. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada