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ERIC Number: EJ973102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1075-2935
Placing Data in the Hands of Discipline-Specific Decision Makers: Campus-Wide Writing Program Assessment
Good, Jennifer M.; Osborne, Kevin; Birchfield, Kelly
Assessing Writing, v17 n3 p140-149 Jul 2012
Writing is complex, and assessment of writing is equally complex, particularly when considering the need to measure outcomes at the institutional level while providing meaningful data that informs curriculum reform and supports learning at the discipline-level. Using a multi-layered assessment that incorporates standardized measures of writing assessment, such as two writing subtests of the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) published by ACT, as well as locally-developed rubric ratings, data from the assessment process can provide useful information to departmental faculty, assisting them in understanding students' skills in their given content areas. The data generated in this system provides unique perspectives on discipline-specific writing expectations and outcomes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency