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ERIC Number: EJ498867
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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The Constant Danger of Sacrificing Validity to Reliability: Making Writing Assessment Serve Writers.
Wiggins, Grant
Assessing Writing, v1 n1 p129-39 1994
Suggests that assessment must be built into the curriculum and focused upon the kinds of skills students need. Considers much educational testing in writing to be reductionist, unrealistic, and detrimental to learning. Critiques writing assessment's trust and reliance on a single or small sample of student work collected and scored outside of a relevant educational or communicative context. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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