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Assessing Writing: A Critical Sourcebook

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NCTE Member Price: $42.95

Editor(s): Brian Huot, Peggy O'Neill

A collection of essays that can help both practicing professionals and graduate students understand the theory and practice of writing assessment.

Level(s): College

ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-312-47596-3

Stock No.: 02077


Assessing Writing assembles the essential research for any writing instructor—from graduate student to program director—who wants to understand and implement effective large-scale writing assessment. Twenty-four of the field’s most influential articles provide a practical look at the development of writing assessment, the application of theories of assessment, and the current issues within the field.

Part One, “Foundations,” builds a history of the field by focusing on research on holistic scoring, reliability, and validity, while Part Two, “Models,” explores how these theories can be tailored to individual departments and institutions. Part Three, “Issues,” charts the most recent developments in writing assessment and serves as a starting ground for readers involved in designing or evaluating systems of assessment. A thorough bibliography compiles additional readings that extend discussions in the collection.

Bedford/St. Martin’s and NCTE. 500 pp. 2008. College. ISBN 978-0-312-47596-3.

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