Designing Writing Tasks for the Assessment of Writing

Designing Writing Tasks for the Assessment of Writing

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This volume reports the results of a series of investigations of the properties of writing tasks, their authors' intentions, and the responses that these tasks evoked in student-writers and teacher-raters. The volume explains how both student-writers and teacher-raters, in their reading of the same topic/text, can arrive at different meanings. The investigations undertaken led the authors to make a number of recommendations about selecting subjects, specifying audience and mode, formulating instructions, and wording the topic. These recommendations are presented in non-technical language in a comprehensive set of Guidelines for Designing Topics for Writing Assessments.Assessment and Evaluation The two terms, assessment and evaluation, tend to be used interchangeably in the ... Writing Test or Essay Test Multiple choice tests of usage and editing skills are often called writing tests or even composition tests although no writing or composing is required. In this volume, however, the term writing test will refer only to those tests which call for one or more samples of actualanbsp;...

Title:Designing Writing Tasks for the Assessment of Writing
Author:Leo Ruth, Sandra Murphy
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1988-01


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