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ERIC Number: EJ1097679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Assessing Assessment: Evaluating Outcomes and Reliabilities of Grammar, Math, and Writing Skill Measures in an Introductory Journalism Course
Farwell, Tricia M.; Alligood, Leon; Fitzgerald, Sharon; Blake, Ken
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v71 n1 p28-49 Mar 2016
This article introduces an objective grammar and math assessment and evaluates the assessment's outcome and reliability when fielded among eighty-one students in media writing courses. In addition, the article proposes a rubric for grading straight news leads and compares the rubric's reliability with the reliability of rating straight news leads on an "A to F" scale without the guidance of a rubric. The study found evidence suggesting all three assessments may be useful tools in evaluating student learning in basic media writing courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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