Monday, January 25, 2010

Topic: State Standards and Assessments in Writing

10-second review: Based on teacher responses in their students’ completing the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, 8th-grade teachers (83%) believed that state standards supported effective instruction in writing, but only 50% believed that state assessments were valid measures of students’ writing abilities and 63% thought that preparing for state assessments took too much of their instructional time.

Title: “What Is Happening in the Teaching of Writing?” AN Applebee and JA Langer. English Journal, 98 (5), 18-28, 2009.

Comment: Something to think about. RayS.

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