Writing Skill Assessment: Problems and Prospects

Author(s):
Breland, Hunter M.
Publication Year:
1996
Report Number:
PIC-WRITINGSKILL
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Document Type:
Subject/Key Words:
Writing assessments validity reliability fairness comparability

Abstract

This Policy Information Report provides a comprehensive review of writing assessment practices, new and old. The author describes the arguments for more authentic writing assessment, as well as the important issues of validity, reliability, comparability, and fairness that must be considered. While supplies last, print copies can be ordered from the Policy Information Center for $4.00.