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Writing Assessment Tools and Strategies - Chapter Summary
Learn how to create a portfolio and assess your own written work through the video lessons in this chapter. You can also explore various methods of writing assessment, including formal and performance assessments. Finally, you can learn about standardization, practicality, reliability and validity. Topics covered in this chapter include:
- Steps required to create a writing portfolio
- Raw and standard scores
- Grading rubrics for essays
- Self-assessment of writing
- Paper-and-pencil and informal writing assessments
- Qualities of a good assessment
Experienced professional educators developed the video lessons for this chapter on writing assessment tools and strategies. The videos are designed to be watched in just a few minutes and can be re-watched as many times as you need. If there are only a few main points that you feel you need to review, use our convenient video tags to jump right to them. Each video lesson is also accompanied by a written transcript and a self-assessment quiz.
1. How to Create a Writing Portfolio
A writing portfolio is used by artists to show a collection of works. In a writing course, a portfolio is a collection of a student's writings. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of a portfolio and how to create one.
2. Raw Score: Definition & Explanation
To conduct experiments, score tests, and perform psychological assessments, you need to have an understanding of what the score means. The score handed to you can mean many different things depending on a few of variables.
3. Standard Score: Definition & Examples
Standard scores are an easy way to compare scores, making it possible to compare unusual things that are not in the same category. Several IQ tests use multiple tests that are combined into one IQ score.
4. How to Set a Grading Rubric for Literary Essays
Setting a rubric is an integral part of any essay assignment. This lesson will help you learn how to set an effective rubric so that your students understand what is expected of them.
5. Self-Assessment in Writing: Definition & Examples
Self-assessment takes place when we review our writing, either during or after. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of self-assessment and how we can practice this step.
6. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments
Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.
7. Qualities of Good Assessments: Standardization, Practicality, Reliability & Validity
Have you ever been in the middle of an assessment and thought, 'This question is unfair!' or 'This exam covers material I have never seen before!' If so, the assessment probably did not possess the qualities that make an assessment effective. This lesson will introduce you to the qualities of good assessments: reliability, standardization, validity, and practicality.
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