Assessing growth in writing: Ninth graders' writing development in two different types of instructional programs

Charlotte Ruth Thorn, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the writing of ninth grade students in two different types of instructional settings--modified traditional, textbook-based, and a modified whole language literature-based program. The students' writing was analyzed for growth using the CIDWT, an instrument designed by a team of researchers with the Alaska Writing Program. Further confirmatory data was provided by comparing these data with the TCAP's (Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program) holistic score for writing. A more qualitative analysis was done by examining actual writing samples using the CIDWT's identified factors together with the students' own perceptions of their writing. ^

Subject Area

Education, Language and Literature|Education, Secondary|Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Recommended Citation

Charlotte Ruth Thorn, "Assessing growth in writing: Ninth graders' writing development in two different types of instructional programs" (1996). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI9801853.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI9801853

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