Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction Within a University Writing Program (Hardback)
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Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction Within a University Writing Program (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/05/2001
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Writing assessment programs help place entering and mid-career students in composition courses at the appropriate level, monitor the progress of those students, and assist in placing them in writing courses throughout their undergraduate careers. These same universities also have writing instruction programs, which might include writing centers, writing-across-the-curriculum initiatives, and freshman and advanced composition programs. At many institutions, though, writing assessment is not necessarily considered fundamental to writing instruction, and there is little communication between the assessment program and the composition program. This book demonstrates that writing assessment and instruction programs may be successfully integrated. The contributors analyze the development of the writing assessment and instruction program at Washington State University, which is nationally recognized for its success. In doing so, they provide guidance to other institutions planning to develop similar integrated programs. The volume argues that writing assessment and instruction should inform and influence each other; that they should evolve together; and that they should be developed locally. By tracing the success of the WSU program, the authors directly challenge the use of national packaged assessment programs, such as standardized placement tests.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781567506181
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


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..."makes a compelling case for innovative practice, where the loop is closed between assessment and instruction. The story at WSU is one where a campus culture favorable to the development of writing ability grew in concert with the rational implementation of a program based on best practices in writing instruction. It is a story that deserves reading by the profession."-Issues in Writing
?...makes a compelling case for innovative practice, where the loop is closed between assessment and instruction. The story at WSU is one where a campus culture favorable to the development of writing ability grew in concert with the rational implementation of a program based on best practices in writing instruction. It is a story that deserves reading by the profession.?-Issues in Writing
.,."makes a compelling case for innovative practice, where the loop is closed between assessment and instruction. The story at WSU is one where a campus culture favorable to the development of writing ability grew in concert with the rational implementation of a program based on best practices in writing instruction. It is a story that deserves reading by the profession."-Issues in Writing

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