Assessing Students Written Work

Assessment is one of the most powerful tools in teaching yet it is rarely measured in effort, time and effectiveness and it is usually done alone and against the clock. This book aims to clarify the concepts and issues.

Author: Catherine Haines

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415307201

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Assessment is one of the most powerful tools in teaching yet it is rarely measured in effort, time and effectiveness and it is usually done alone and against the clock. This book aims to clarify the concepts and issues.

What Student Writing Teaches Us

This book provides practical suggestions for teachers of writing.

Author: Mark Overmeyer

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571107138

Category: Education

Page: 120

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The earlier that teachers think about instruction, and the sooner that students self-assess their progress, the better the final writing product will be. What Student Writing Teaches Us: Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop provides practical suggestions for teachers of writing. This book offers no "easy" solutions, because assessing writing is not an easy endeavor. Framed within the context of writing workshop, the book examines the reasons for reading student work and provides various methods for helping students improve as writers. Formative assessment presents teachers with multiple opportunities to read student work, with a clear focus, thereby supporting students in all stages of the writing process. Chapter topics range from rubrics to grades, from self-assessment to paper load. Student work samples from all stages of the writing process emphasize the importance of considering each piece of writing a student creates, no matter how brief, as an opportunity to learn. Individual, small-group, and large-group discussions illuminate the need for feedback within writing workshop. Every suggestion in the book has been classroom tested with the help of "experts"--students ages five to fourteen--who are quoted throughout the book.

Assessing Student s Digital Writing

the effects of digital writing can be seen as an advantage. In other words, digital
writing does not yield itself to the types of conventional assignments and
assessments that we have become accustomed to in an age of standardized
testing, ...

Author: Troy Hicks

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807773871

Category: Education

Page: 146

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In this book, Troy Hicks—a leader in the teaching of digital writing—collaborates with seven National Writing Project teacher consultants to provide a protocol for assessing students’ digital writing. This collection highlights six case studies centered on evidence the authors have uncovered through teacher inquiry and structured conversations about students’ digital writing. Beginning with a digital writing sample, each teacher offers an analysis of a student’s work and a reflection on how collaborative assessment affected his or her teaching. Because the authors include teachers from kindergarten to college, this book provides opportunities for vertical discussions of digital writing development, as well as grade-level conversations about high-quality digital writing. The collection also includes an introduction and conclusion, written by Hicks, that provides context for the inquiry group’s work and recommendations for assessment of digital writing. Book Features: An adaptation of the Collaborative Assessment Conference protocol to help professional learning communities examine students’ digital work. Detailed descriptions of students’ digital writing, including the assessment process and implications for instruction. Links to the samples of student digital writing available online for further review and to be used as digital mentor texts. “Building on his foundational work in helping us to embrace digital writing in the classroom, Hicks and his collaborators help us take the next step to becoming teachers who practice authentic assessment that supports students to learn through digital writing. This is the book (and the thinking) that advances our field.” —Sara Kajder, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

PRAISE FOR THE SECOND EDITION OF WRITING ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES "Well-written and organized, and filled with practical strategies, this book should be required reading for every educator dedicated ...

Author: Nancy Mather

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470230794

Category: Education

Page: 340

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A hands-on guide for anyone who teaches writing to students withlearning disabilities This valuable resource helps teachers who want to sharpen theirskills in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learningdisabilities. The classroom-tested, research-proven strategiesoffered in this book work with all struggling students whohave difficulties with writing-even those who have not beenclassified as learning disabled. The book offers a review of basicskills-spelling, punctuation, and capitalization-and includesinstructional strategies to help children who struggle with thesebasics. The authors provide numerous approaches for enhancingstudent performance in written expression. They explore the mostcommon reasons students are reluctant to write and offer helpfulsuggestions for motivating them. Includes a much-needed guide for teaching and assessing writingskills with children with learning disabilities Contains strategies for working with all students thatstruggle with writing Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handyprogress-monitoring charts Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities andis the best-selling author of Essentials of Woodcock-Johnson IIITests of Achievement Assessment

Assessing Students

for students to perform tasks that have no direct instructional function and whose
sole function is to provide knowledge ... working in laboratories, writing papers,
collaborating in field studies, and so on — where, hopefully, assessment will not
 ...

Author: Derek Rowntree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317756613

Category: Education

Page: 286

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Assessment methods can largely determine what and how students learn, so it is vital that our assessment methods are appropriate to our true educational purposes. This book examines the issues underlying assessment procedures, such as truth, fairness, trust, humanity and social justice and goes on to consider the five key dimensions of assessment: * why assess? * what to assess? * how to assess? * How to interpret? * How to respond? Having guided us through the many conceptual and terminological traps, the book ends constructively with seventeen proposals for making assessment work in the best interests of our students.

Service Learning

A Guide to Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Student Projects Sally
Berman ... their impr Each student also assembles a project portfolio that includes
written work, the pictur sample rubric for scoring student writing is included in the
Repr ...

Author: Sally Berman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483364216

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Through nine exciting service learning projects, students gain the unique opportunity for authentic learning experiences both in the classroom and in their surrounding community.

Writing Instruction That Works

Ms. Burke also used an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
rubric to assess students' projects through three lenses: a formal lens assessing
students' knowledge and understanding; a project lens assessing students' ...

Author: Arthur N. Applebee

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Backed by solid research, Writing Instruction That Works answers the following question: What is writing instruction today and what can it be tomorrow? This up-to-date, comprehensive book identifies areas of concern for the ways that writing is being taught in todays secondary schools. The authors offer far-reaching direction for improving writing instruction that assist both student literacy and subject learning. They provide many examples of successful writing practices in each of the four core academic subjects (English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history), along with guidance for meeting the Common Core standards. The text also includes sections on Technology and the Teaching of Writing and English Language Learners.

Study Writing

Appendix C Assessing written work People write for many purposes , and so do
students . Not all those purposes are formal , and not all are to be assessed . We
recommend that courses focusing on teaching writing should similarly include ...

Author: Liz Hamp-Lyons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521534968

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 213

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Study Writing is for students at intermediate level and above who need to develop their writing skills and write better academic essays, projects, research articles or theses. Study Writing encourages students to develop their writing strategies, seek feedback on their own writing and analyse expert writers' texts in order to become more reflective and effective writers. Study Writing helps learners to write more effectively by: - introducing key concepts in academic writing such as the role of generalizations and definitions and the application of principles like the Clarity Principle and the Honesty Principle - exploring the use of information structures, including those used to develop and present an argument - familiarizing learners with the characteristics of academic genre - analysing the grammar and vocabulary associated with these aspects of academic writing - offering practice in processes and strategies known to help learners improve their academic writing. The book contains a full answer key and helpful teaching notes. This second edition has been updated to reflect modern thinking in the teaching of writing, to include more recent texts in the disciplines presented and to take account of new media and the growth of online resources.

Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines

While these manuals may do a great job of describing the genres in which
practitioners of respective disciplines write, they ... They will glean some time-
saving tips on responding to and assessing student writing from Chapters Two
and Three ...

Author: Patrick Bahls

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118205822

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Designing interesting problems and writing assignments is one of the chief tasks of all teachers, but it can be especially challenging to translate and apply learning theory, good teaching techniques, and writing assignments into STEM and other quantitative disciplines. Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines offers instructors in math-based disciplines meaningful approaches to making their coursework richer and more relevant for their students, as well as satisfying institutional imperatives for writing curricula. This important resource provides instructors with the hands-on skills needed to guide their students in writing well in quantitative courses at all levels of the college curriculum and to promote students' general cognitive and intellectual growth. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes: Ideas for using writing as a means of learning mathematical concepts Illustrative examples of effective writing activities and assignments in a number of different genres Assessment criteria and effective strategies for responding to students' writing Examples of ways to help students engage in peer review, revision, and resubmission of their written work "Those of us who spend our lives urging faculty in all disciplines to integrate more writing into their courses have wished for the day when someone like Patrick Bahls would step forward with a book like this one."—Chris M. Anson, University Distinguished Professor and director, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North Carolina State University "Written by a mathematician, this readable, theoretically sound book describes practical strategies for teachers in the quantitative sciences to assign and respond to students' writing. It also describes numerous approaches to writing that engage students in disciplinary learning, collaborative discovery, and effective communication."—Art Young, Campbell Professor of English emeritus, Clemson University "Loaded with practical advice, this timely, important, and engaging book will be an invaluable resource for instructors wishing to bring the benefits of writing-to-learn to the quantitative disciplines. As a mathematician thoroughly grounded in writing-across-the-curriculum scholarship, Bahls brings humor, classroom experience, and pedagogical savvy to a mission he clearly loves—improving the quality of student learning in math and science."—John C. Bean, professor, Seattle University, and author, Engaging Ideas

Second Language Writing

8 Assessing student writing Aims: This chapter examines the roles and processes
of assessment in the L2 writing class. ... Needs analysis, course design, materials
selection and evaluation are not separate, linearly related activities but ...

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827058

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 299

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This text is a highly accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English. This book is an accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English. It sets out the key issues in second language writing instruction to offer both pre-service and in-service teachers a guide to writing instruction grounded in current theory and research. The author takes the stance that student writers not only need realistic strategies for drafting and revising, but also a clear understanding of genre to structure their writing experience according to the demands and constraints of particular target contexts. This book will be extremely useful to prospective and practicing teachers alike.

Mathematics Education and Language

Practitioner research within a masters course In discussing the issue of
generating pieces of writing as data within practitioner ... This attitude is reflected
in the approach taken to assessing student's written work where there is an
attempt to ...

Author: Tony Brown

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401007269

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Contemporary thinking on philosophy and the social sciences has primarily focused on the centrality of language in understanding societies and individuals; important developments which have been under-utilised by researchers in mathematics education. In this revised and extended edition this book reaches out to contemporary work in these broader fields, adding new material on how progression in mathematical learning might be variously understood. A new concluding chapter considers how teachers experience the new demands they face.

Using Assessment To Reshape Mathematics Teaching

How do the specific formal assessment activities that I create support the learning
goals that I have for my students? ... 5—Geometric Construction: The
Contributions of Context—presents students' written work on two distinct
assessment ...

Author: Sandra K. Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135678395

Category: Education

Page: 328

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This casebook is intended to support professionals who are working in a variety of contexts to use classroom-based assessment more effectively to support teacher learning and teaching change, and to enhance the opportunities for all students to develop mathematical power. It grows out of a collaboration of mathematics teachers and teacher educators, and mathematicians, to better understand the role of assessment as an ongoing activity to help teachers reshape their own teaching practices. At the heart of each case is using assessment to make sense of what students understand and what they are confused about, deciding what counts as evidence of that understanding, and using the analysis to consider what the teacher's next instructional moves might be. All of the cases in this volume are built around actual episodes from mathematics classrooms. Intended as decision-making exercises, they present the raw data of classroom events in a straightforward way and are designed to stimulate analysis and reflection; provoke various and sometimes conflicting interpretations of an event; bring to the fore deeply held beliefs of beginning and experienced teachers so they can be reconsidered; and engage professionals in pedagogical problem solving in the context of complex classroom settings. This volume reflects the growing interest in cases as a pedagogical tool in teacher professional development. The cases are organized to take up key themes of the NCTM Professional Teaching Standards in ways that will assist and support teachers, teacher educators, and curriculum and staff development specialists in learning to assess and in linking assessment with curriculum, teaching, and learning. Although each case contains many ideas for linking assessment with curriculum and instruction, the most powerful use of these materials resides in their design intended to foster conversations among groups of professional colleagues. The editors' field-testing of the cases--in initial teacher certification courses and in in-service workshops--has shown that they prompt engaging and demanding analysis through a variety of analytic lenses. A videotape containing vignettes for four of the cases in the Casebook is available with this book. Transcriptions of the video vignettes are printed in the case materials in the book. Course instructors and professional development facilitators will need both the Casebook and the videotape and should order the Casebook/Video set. The video can also be ordered separately.

Using C IT to Support Teaching

The group also includes the thousands of postgraduate students who work as
labora- tory demonstrators, ... Giving a Lecture: From Presenting to Teaching
Assessing Students' Written Work Using C&IT to Support Teaching The books are
all ...

Author: Paul Chin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134398621

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Information and Communication Technology is part of everyday life, including education. For teachers, however, keeping up to date with the various technologies that help support the learning process can be challenging. This book meets those challenges by highlighting the benefits of ICT in teaching and learning, and providing practical advice and real examples from a wide range of subject disciplines. Writing in a refreshingly accessible style, the author dispels common myths surrounding technology and offers pragmatic solutions that can be easily used or adapted, covering the use of: * overhead projectors and PowerPoint * handouts * videos and slides * interactive whiteboards * electronic information resources and e-learning. This book demonstrates that with a little thought and preparation, technology can provide tangible benefits in the support of traditional teaching and will be essential reading for teachers, lecturers, staff developers and students in further and higher education.

Materials and Methods in ELT

... view both of the role of the teacher and the classroom environment, and of the
criteria for marking and assessing students' written work. Process considerations
suggest the usefulness of intervention at all stages of writing, not just at the end.

Author: Jo McDonough

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118357453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Materials and Methods in ELT is an essential resource for teachers or for those engaged in taking professional courses relating to all aspects of English language teaching. Now available in its 3rd edition, this popular teachers’ guide offers a comprehensive and useful introduction to the principles and practice of teaching English as a foreign/second language. It examines the ideas behind current methodology and teaching materials, in addition to offering a practical guide to approaching materials and methods, evaluation and adaptation, technology for materials and methods, and teaching in under-resourced classrooms. These principles are then related to the individual language skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The authors examine the different methodologies available to teachers for organizing and running an ELT classroom; discussing group and pair work, individualization, classroom observation, and the teachers’ role in the contemporary ELT context. Updated throughout, the 3rd edition features a new section on technology for materials and methods, as well as a new chapter on IT in English language teaching, and inclusion of new samples from current teaching materials.

Violence in Student Writing

Up to this point you should be visible frequently throughout the building, visiting
classes daily, and conversing with students personally often. • Work with law
enforcement specifically on how you will be assessing student violent writing
issues ...

Author: Gretchen A. Oltman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452279213

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Your guide to action when student writing crosses the line At what point should violent student expressions be considered a legitimate threat? This legal handbook delves into the real-life experiences of administrators, teachers, and students to help you apply caution and logic in protecting your students' freedom of speech while also protecting the safety of everyone in the building. Gretchen Oltman, an experienced educator and licensed attorney, shows you how to: Prevent violence by creating a positive and safe school environment Guide teachers in assessing written threats of violence Evaluate writing outside the classroom, including texting and Facebook postings

Because Writing Matters

formulaic writing (the five-paragraph essay) and assessment prompts that ask
students to write quickly on random topics without offering data or information.
Such practices ... First, they can establish clear goals for assessing student work
 ...

Author: National Writing Project

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118429679

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the writing process.

Assessing and Teaching Reading Composition and Writing 3 5

“6,” work “At Goal” gets a “4,” and work “Near Goal” gets a “2.” In another example
, when the student is using the assessment list in Figure3.13 to selfassess onitem
three, which reads, “Did I havethree paragraphs inthebody ofmyletter and does ...

Author: K. Michael Hibbard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317919391

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The performance tasks in this book are linked directly to instructional strategies and include holistic rubrics, analytic rubrics, and assessment lists. They can be photocopied and distributed to your students. Included in this series are 98 performance tasks, 196 assessment lists, 18 holistic rubrics, 30 analytic rubrics, and 88 graphic organizers.

Assessing Writing

This book outlines in an accessible manner the major tenets of research in the field and provide language teachers with guidelines to design and develop suitable writing assessment tasks for their students.

Author: Sara Cushing Weigle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521784467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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The assessment of language learners is having a growing impact in English language teaching and applied linguistics. A formal evaluation of students writing abilities is important for language teachers in order to assess the pedagogical needs of their students. While there has been a considerable body of work undertaken on assessing the writing abilities of native speakers, the issues surrounding the assessment of second language learners writing abilities are still emerging. At present, no one volume has explored these issues and their implications for language teaching practitioners wishing to evaluate their students writing. This book outlines in an accessible manner the major tenets of research in the field and provide language teachers with guidelines to design and develop suitable writing assessment tasks for their students.

Using Technology to Support Learning and Teaching

Other titlesin thisseries: AssessingSkills and Practice Sally Brownand
RuthPickford Assessing Students' Written Work: Marking Essays and Reports
Catherine Haines Designing Learning: From Module Outline toEffective Teaching
Chris ...

Author: Andy Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135108441

Category: Education

Page: 238

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The climate of Higher Education is changing rapidly. The students are more likely to see themselves as consumers and have increasingly high expectations regarding teaching and learning. Universities are in part aiming to meet this need by increasing the use of technology; for example, whether to increase access to teaching materials outside the classroom or to make lectures more interactive. Although there is no illusion amongst Higher Education intuitions that technology is a panacea, it is clear that technology is a vital tool in meeting expectations and one that will be used more and more. Consequently the context of this book is one in which technology needs to be understood as part of an overall teaching practice. Technology continues to move on a pace and is used increasingly within Higher Education to support and enhance teaching and learning. There are books which are steeped in technical detail and books which are steeped in theoretical pedagogy with little discussion about the impact on learning and student/teacher behaviour. Using Technology to Support Learning and Teaching fills a gap in the market by providing a jargon free (but pedagogically informed) set of guidance for teaching practitioners who wish to consider a variety of ways in which technology can enrich their practice and the learning of their students. It integrates a wide range of example cases from different kinds of HE institutions and different academic disciplines, illustrating practicable pedagogies to a wide range of readers. It is full of advice, hints and tips for practitioners wanting to use technology to support a style of teaching and learning that is also built on sound pedagogical principles. It will provide a quick user-friendly reference for practitioners wanting to incorporate technology into Higher Education in a way that adheres to their learning principles and values . This book is primarily for teaching practitioners, particularly those who are new to the industry.This book would also prove useful on training courses for practitioners; such as the Postgraduate Certificate for Higher Education. The authors also intend that the book be of value to newer teachers (perhaps taking teacher training programmes) who wish to see where recommended approaches link to pedagogy.