Thursday, January 28, 2010

Topic: State Writing Assessments

10-second review: “Analyzes the types of prompts and criteria employed in 41 states and national direct writing assessments. Finds wide disparities across different state assessments…raising questions as to the validity of generalizations on a national basis about students’ writing abilities.”

Title: “Constructs of Writing Proficiency in U.S. State and National Writing Assessments: Exploring Variability.” JV Jefferey. Assessing Writing, 14 (1), 3-24, 2009.

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