Show simple item record Samuelson, Beth Lewis Dyste, Susan Crawford, Mary Ann Vellenga, Heidi Youngquist, Julia Boehm, Diane 2012-06-06T12:29:06Z 2012-06-06T12:29:06Z 2007
dc.identifier.citation Samuelson, B. L., Crawford, M., Dyste, S., Youngquist, J., Boehm, D., & Vellenga, H. (2007). Large-scale second language writing assessment: What’s involved? In N. Caplan & C. Pearson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2006 Michigan Teachers of English to Speaker of Other Languages (MITESOL) Conference (pp. 86-97). East Lansing: Michigan State University. en
dc.description.abstract This review addresses three areas of significance in the design, implementation and use of large-scale writing tests that impact ESL writers: writing assessment tasks, rater decision-making, and test washback. First, we discuss integrated writing tasks, as exemplified by the TOEFL iBT, in contrast with impromptu or independent writing tasks. Then we examine results from recent think-aloud studies of raters and their decision-making while reading essays. Finally, we review the current research on test washback in several international contexts. Additionally, we offer some research directions and practical considerations, particularly the need to educate teachers and other test users about the needs of ESL writers. en
dc.description.sponsorship College Composition and Communication Research Initiative Grant en
dc.publisher Michigan State University en
dc.subject second language writing en
dc.subject writing assessment en
dc.title Large-scale second language writing assessment: What's involved? en
dc.type Article en

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