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ERIC Number: EJ821324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Assessment for Writing Development: Trainee English Teachers' Understanding of Formative Assessment
Keen, John
Teacher Development, v9 n2 p237-253 Jul 2005
This article considers the development in understanding of aspects of formative assessment of students' writing at Key Stage 3 (11-14 years) by a group of trainee English teachers. An "analysis and application" approach to writing development, which requires students to master categories and processes then apply them, is outlined and illustrated. A proposed sequence for teaching writing which relies on an "engagement and reflection" approach to writing development is used as a context for discussion of trainee English teachers' ability to identify strengths, achievements and areas for development in students' writing, trainees' ability to use assessment criteria productively, and trainees' ability to use assessment information to inform their own planning and teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom