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ERIC Number: EJ890802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1075-2935
Assessing and Providing Feedback for Student Writing in Canadian Classrooms
Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill
Assessing Writing, v15 n2 p86-99 2010
This paper reports on the feedback and assessment practices of Canadian grades 4-8 teachers; the data are drawn from a national study of the teaching of writing at the middle grades in all ten Canadian provinces and two (of three) territories. Respondents were 216 grades 4-8 teachers from rural and urban schools. Data sources were audio-recorded telephone interviews analyzed using a constant comparative method. Participating teachers were mindful that feedback is important for student self-esteem; they valued peer editing and viewed feedback as essential for fostering students' writing development; they strove to be what they considered "objective" while adhering to criteria for standardized exams. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada