First Edition   ©2009

Assessing Writing

A Critical Sourcebook

Brian Huot (Kent State University) , Peggy O'Neill (Loyola College in Maryland)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-47596-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-47596-3; Format: Paper Text, 496 pages

Assessing Writing assembles the essential research for any writing instructor — from graduate student to program director — who wants to understand and implement effective large-scale writing assessment. Topics include the history of the field; the concepts of validity and reliability; assessment methods, such as portfolios, essay exams, and directed self-placement; and models of successful assessment programs.