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.... Testing Context Affect Response Introduction Although theorists may not agree on the optimal system for categorizing writing tasks, they generally do agree that writing includes different modes with diverse purposes and audiences requiringanbsp;...

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


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