ERIC Number: EJ477760
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
The Effects of ESL Errors on Holistic Scores Assigned by English Composition Faculty.
Sweedler-Brown, Carol O.
College ESL, v3 n1 p53-69 Jul 1993
The effect of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) specific sentence-level errors was examined using 18 randomly chosen essays representing the range of ESL writing found in most large testing situations. Results suggest that graders with insufficient training in evaluating ESL essays differ in their judgment of the weight assigned to ESL error, critically affecting ESL students academic performance. (Contains 15 references.) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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