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ERIC Number: ED459883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Mid-Program Assessment for Freshman Composition: Outcome Assessment in Composition.
Bate, Joel; Fox, Jeff
This paper describes the design and process of an outcomes assessment tool created and modified over the past 10 years by the English department at the College of Southern Idaho. Initiated by the State Board of Education and executed by the department, this process is effective in its objectives: first to inform students of their competence to enter the second semester writing course by having them complete a writing assignment, which indicates end-of-the-term proficiency without advice or help from the teacher; second, to evaluate students' writing in a double-blind reading process and report the results to the respective teacher; third, to foster ongoing review and modification of the departmental composition sequence goals in a collegial manner. This part of the process has resulted in an evolving outcomes assessment model. Since it has provided the occasion for faculty to explore common strategies and even assignments, faculty have found this assessment has provided cohesiveness and encouraged cooperation in the department. (Includes: Outcomes Assessment Coordinator checklist, sample semester timeline, rubric for evaluating essays, essay assignment description for students, outcomes assessment review meeting information, and an outcomes assessment process flowchart.) (Auth/KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho