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ERIC Number: EJ879840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Implementing Writing Assessment in a Degree Completion Program: Key Issues and Lessons Learned
Hoyt, Jeff E.; Allred, Ellen R.; Hunt, Rob
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v58 n1 p19-30 2010
This article details the advantages and challenges of implementing writing assessment in a degree completion program; it describes the steps involved in the writing assessment process. Study results demonstrate that graduates from a degree completion program generally have adequate writing skills; nevertheless, many could improve their understanding of the discipline (content mastery) and critical thinking skills. The article concludes with lessons learned about how to improve the assessment process and curriculum, highlighting general implications that are relevant to other continuing education programs considering the use of writing portfolios. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A