Organic Writing Assessment Dynamic Criteria Mapping in Action

ISBN-10: 087421730X

ISBN-13: 9780874217308

Edition: 2009

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Educators strive to create ldquo;assessment culturesrdquo; in which they integrate evaluation into teaching and learning and match assessment methods with best instructional practice. But how do teachers and administrators discover and negotiate the values that underlie their evaluations? Bob Broadrsquo;s 2003 volume,What We Really Value,introduced dynamic criteria mapping (DCM) as a method for eliciting locally-informed, context-sensitive criteria for writing assessments. The impact of DCM on assessment practice is beginning to emerge as more and more writing departments and programs adopt, adapt, or experiment with DCM approaches. For the authors ofOrganic Writing Assessment,the DCM experience provided not only an authentic assessment of their own programs, but a nuanced language through which they can converse in the always vexing, potentially divisive realm of assessment theory and practice. Of equal interest are the adaptations these writers invented for Broadrsquo;s original process, to make DCM even more responsive to local needs and exigencies. Organic Writing Assessmentrepresents an important step in the evolution of writing assessment in higher education. This volume documents the second generation of an assessment model that is regarded as scrupulously consistent with current theory; it shows DCMrsquo;s flexibility, and presents an informed discussion of its limits and its potentials.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 9/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Bob is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Social and Community Studies.

Barry Alford has taught writing in the two-year colleges for more than twenty years. He has also published essays on language theory, postmodernism, and writing assessment.

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Assessment Changes for the Long Haul: Dynamic Criteria Mapping at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Putting Placement on the Map: Bowling Green State University
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