Assessing Writing

A Guide for Teachers, School Leaders, and Evaluators
by Billie F. Birnie
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Series: Wrinkles in Teaching: A Series of Guidebooks for Teachers

Publication Date: July 19, 2016

ISBN: 9781475829501

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This book on assessing writing is designed for teachers, school leaders, and evaluators. It begins with a collection of assessment practices that will increase teachers' efficiency and effectiveness as they guide students in learning how to think and write successfully. The second section includes step-by-step procedures, prompts, and rubrics for conducting on-demand, timed writing assessments, either for diagnosis of students' skills or for analysis of instruction. The final section explains how to develop and measure interrater reliability, the extent to which assessors agree on the quality of student writing-a critical component for any faculty that seeks to increase the efficacy of their teaching. Whether readers wish to assess the thinking and writing of students in one class, one school, or a whole district, this book will show them how.