A Study of an Attempt to Improve the Reliability of Teachers' Holistic Scores of Elementary Writing Through In-house Professional Development

A Study of an Attempt to Improve the Reliability of Teachers' Holistic Scores of Elementary Writing Through In-house Professional Development

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This study also compared teachers identified as being highly confident writers with teachers who reported low levels of self-confidence related to writing. Prior to the training, the highly confident teachers' scores tended to be lower than the state scores and the scores assigned by their less confident peers. During group discussions, however, the qhigh-confidenceq group was just as likely to change their scores to a higher level as to a lower level, and by the end of the training, both groups demonstrated more consistent score patterns.She had conducted five writing workshops/training sessions in the county where she worked prior to her transfer to ... activity designed to help third, fourth, and fifth-grade teachers better understand on-demand writing and assessment. Writing Samples The writing samples used in this study were responses made by fourth-grade students to expository and narrative prompts during pilot and calibrationanbsp;...


Title:A Study of an Attempt to Improve the Reliability of Teachers' Holistic Scores of Elementary Writing Through In-house Professional Development
Author: Lisa Epps Farmer
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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