ERIC Number: ED396583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Assessing Second Language Writing in Academic Contexts.
Hamp-Lyons, Liz, Ed.
The articles contained in this volume on second language writing evaluation focus on the evaluation of academic English learned as a second language (ESL). Essays include: "Assessment by Misconception: Cultural Influences and Intellectual Traditions" (Brigid Ballard, John Clanchy); "Reading the World Differently: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Writing Assessment" (Charlotte S. Basham, Patricia E. Kwachka); "The Writer's Knowledge and Our Knowledge of the Writer" (Liz Hamp-Lyons); "ESL Writing Assessments: Contradictions and Resolutions" (Daniel Horowitz); "Pre-Text: Task-Related Influences on the Writer" (Liz Hamp-Lyons); "Holistic Assessment: What Goes on in the Raters' Minds?" (Caroline Vaughan); "Reconstructing 'Academic Writing Proficiency'" (Liz Hamp-Lyons); "Statistical Support for Training in ESL Composition: Rating" (Fred Davidson); "Faculty Assessment of ESL Students Literacy Skills: Implications for Writing Assessment" (Ann Johns); "Error Gravity: Faculty Response to Errors in the Written Discourse of Nonnative Speakers of English" (Roberta J. Vann, Frederick O. Lorenz, Daisy M. Meyer); "Placement of ESL/EFL Undergraduate Writers in College-Level Writing Programs" (Robert Carlisle, Eleanor McKenna); "Linguistic/Rhetorical Measures for Evaluating ESL Writing" (Ulla Connor); "Using Performative Assessment Instruments with ESL Student Writers" (Sara Kurtz Allaei, Ulla Connor); "Scoring Procedures for ESL Contexts" (Liz Hamp-Lyons); "Issues in Evaluating and Maintaining an ESL Writing Assessment Program" (Grant Henning); "Program Evaluation Procedures: Reporting the Program Publicly Within the Political Context" (Sybil B. Carlson); and "Issues and Directions in Assessing Second Language Writing in Academic Contexts" (Liz Hamp-Lyons). (MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Discourse Analysis, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Error Patterns, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Limited English Speaking, Literacy, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Scoring, Second Language Instruction, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Testing, Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
Ablex Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, NJ 07648 (clothbound: ISBN-089391-659-5; paperback: ISBN-0-89391-792-3).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books; Collected Works - General
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