Beyond outcomes: assessment and instruction within a by Richard Haswell

By Richard Haswell

Writing overview courses support position getting into and mid-career scholars in composition classes on the applicable point, video display the growth of these scholars, and help in putting them in writing classes all through their undergraduate careers. those comparable universities even have writing guideline courses, which would comprise writing facilities, writing-across-the-curriculum projects, and freshman and complicated composition courses. At many associations, although, writing review isn't really inevitably thought of basic to writing guideline, and there's little verbal exchange among the overview software and the composition software. This booklet demonstrates that writing overview and guideline courses might be effectively integrated.

The individuals research the advance of the writing evaluation and guideline application at Washington nation collage, that's nationally well-known for its luck. In doing so, they supply assistance to different associations making plans to advance related built-in courses. the amount argues that writing overview and guideline may still tell and impression one another; that they need to evolve jointly; and they may be built in the community. by way of tracing the good fortune of the WSU application, the authors without delay problem using nationwide packaged review courses, comparable to standardized placement tests.

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Copyright 1994 by the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission. From Ablex Publishing, for an earlier version of Chapter 13: Richard H. ), Assessing writing across the curriculum: Diverse approaches and practices (pp. 217–236), Norwood, NJ: Ablex. From Elsevier for parts of Chapter 5: Reprinted from Richard H. Haswell, Rubrics, prototypes and exemplars: Categorization and systems of writing placement. Assessing Writing 5(2), 231–268, 1998, with permission from Elsevier Science; for an earlier version of Chapter 10: Reprinted from Richard H.

Linking the reform of General Education and Writing with other university initiatives has been a conscious objective, so that implementing the program becomes a means of simultaneous advancement in other areas. The General Education and Writing reform has, therefore, been a vehicle for change in several areas. At the same time, other University initiatives arising independently of the reform have supported or extended its objectives. I see no reason for this to change in the future. As I reflect on the efforts of the past 10 years, in fact, it appears to me that the combination of a clearly stated set of goals and some minimalist curricular structure is in fact a powerful engine for overall institutional improvement—provided that the goals can guide practice in the classroom and that some credible measures of student progress exist.

WSU’s curriculum features an alternation between assessment and instruction, and the assessment is designed to flow from the instruction and, in turn, to support it. For example, raters come from the courses into which students are placed, and their experience as raters feeds directly into their own course designs. In addition, the Writing Portfolio reinforces the need to have a writing-rich General Education Program, and the teachers in that program receive aid and comfort from the portfolio’s location at midcareer.

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