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ERIC Number: ED435629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effect on Performance of Rapid Feedback on State Writing Assessments.
Crehan, Kevin D.; Curfman, Mary
The effect of rapid feedback for a state writing assessment on subsequent writing performance was investigated. In addition, the agreement between teachers' scores for the state writing assessment and state department scores was analyzed. Eighth grade English teachers (n=8) were trained in analytic trait scoring of writing assessments. They then scored their own students' state writing assessments soon after administration of the assessment. Teachers also scored assessments for a partner teacher's class. Normally, scores would not be available to teachers for several weeks following the assessment. A parallel writing assessment was administered to the classes of the eight participating teachers and to eight control classes. Results show good agreement between the teachers' scores and the scores assigned by the state department. There was fair agreement (76%) on the adequate-inadequate designation of student writing between the teachers and the state department. There was no difference between the writing performance for students of project teachers and students in the control classes. Teachers thought that the writing assessment was useful and that it would be more useful if results were received earlier in the school year. An appendix contains the teacher questionnaire. (Contains 3 tables and 18 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada