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ERIC Number: EJ973101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1075-2935
Rater Effects: Ego Engagement in Rater Decision-Making
Wiseman, Cynthia S.
Assessing Writing, v17 n3 p150-173 Jul 2012
The decision-making behaviors of 8 raters when scoring 39 persuasive and 39 narrative essays written by second language learners were examined, first using Rasch analysis and then, through think aloud protocols. Results based on Rasch analysis and think aloud protocols recorded by raters as they were scoring holistically and analytically suggested that rater background may have contributed to rater expectations that might explain individual differences in the application of the performance criteria of the rubrics when rating essays. The results further suggested that rater ego engagement with the text and/or author may have helped mitigate rater severity and that self-monitoring behaviors by raters may have had a similar mitigating effect. (Contains 11 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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