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ERIC Number: ED523950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 161
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-8299-9
Comparison of Effects of Cognitive Level and Quality Writing Assessment (CLAQWA) Rubric on Freshman College Student Writing
Penner, Irene Suzanne
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
The study investigated the effects of the Cognitive Level and Quality Writing Assessment (CLAQWA) rubric on the cognitive skill and writing skill growth of college freshmen. The participants (n = 107) were enrolled in a composition course at a Midwestern state university. The nonequivalent control group design used quantitative analysis with selected criteria from the CLAQWA rubric as measurements. Two independent raters graded the essays, and results confirmed a statistically significant correlation of grades on both sets of essays. Results from both raters confirmed no statistically significant differences on either type of skill score between the experimental or control group for the final essay. Results suggest that although a specific rubric enhances the learning environment, a specific rubric does not define the learning environment. Results also demonstrated a statistically significant difference between the female and male groups for the diagnostic essays graded by rater one; however, there was no statistically significant difference between male and female groups on the final essay as graded by rater two. Results indicated that the measurement of student outcomes, mandated by recent legislative efforts, may be accomplished through the use of a rubric, but at the same time, a specific rubric may not be a universal answer. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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