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ERIC Number: EJ796620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1075-2935
Validating Placement: Local Means, Multiple Measures
Reinheimer, David A.
Assessing Writing, v12 n3 p170-179 2007
This study outlines a response to composition placement review based on the understanding that demonstrating validity is an argumentative act. The response defines the validity argument through principles of sound assessment: using multiple, local methods in order to improve program performance. The study thus eschews the traditional course-grade correlation methodology, and develops a local teacher- or expert-rater system combined with a matched-pair analysis. While the results do not quite meet the hypothesized level, ultimately the study was successful in creating an effective argument as part of a successful program review. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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