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Reframing writing assessment to improve teaching and learning




Adler-Kassner, Linda, author
O'Neill, Peggy, author
Utah State University Press, publisher

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Adler-Kassner and O'Neill show writing faculty and administrators how to frame discussions of writing assessment so that they accurately represent research-based practices, and promote assessments that are valid, reliable, and discipline-appropriate. Public discourse about writing instruction is currently driven by ideas of what instructors and programs "need to do," "should do," or "are not doing" and is based on poorly informed concepts of correctness and unfounded claims about a broad decline in educational quality.


Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching
Grading and marking (Students)
Report writing -- Evaluation
College prose -- Evaluation


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