ERIC Number: ED433889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Columbia Basin College Student Performance on the Washington State University Writing Portfolio, 1993-1998.
Columbia Basin Coll., Pasco, WA.
This report examines the writing portfolio evaluations (administered between 1993-1998) of former Columbia Basin College (CBC) students who transferred to Washington State University (WSU). The WSU writing portfolio acts as a diagnostic aid to assure that all students can be successful college writers. The evaluation is required of all WSU students after they have completed English 101 and before they have completed 61 credits. Each student's portfolio contains three papers written as part of WSU courses as well as two timed essays written in an examination environment. Portfolios are evaluated in two tiers by several evaluators and are given a designation of: Pass with Distinction, Pass, and Needs Work. The results indicate: 6% more CBC students received a designation of "Pass," but 5% more CBC students received a designation of "Needs Work" than the general population of WSU students. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Basin Coll., Pasco, WA.