Improving Writing and Thinking Through Assessment by Teresa L. FlatebyImproving Writing and Thinking Through Assessment by Teresa L. Flateby

Improving Writing and Thinking Through Assessment

byTeresa L. FlatebyEditorTeresa L. Flateby

Paperback | December 31, 2010

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Improving Writing and Thinking through Assessment is designed to help individual faculty and administratorsselect assessment approaches and measures to maximize their students' writing and thinking. The book offersuseful guidance, through presentation of recommended assessment guidelines and measurement principles inPart 1 and applications from a variety of contributors in Part 2. It addresses a wide range of audiences, includinginstructors who want to assess and thus foster writing and thinking in their courses, administrators and instructorsplanning to assess writing and thinking at the program or institutional level, and graduate students interested inimproving students' writing and critical thinking.This book is more guide than "cookbook." By providing comprehensive standards and criteria that help individualsor teams develop plans and measures to improve writing and thinking, the book should be helpful for academicand Student Affairs administrators and faculty - as the principles apply equally to all engaged inassessment.Contributors, representing a wide range of educators, illustrate many of the approaches and methods described inthe theoretical section of the book using a variety of assessment strategies at both classroom and program levels.Readers will see how different types of institutions, both private and public as well as undergraduate and graduate,have designed assessment strategies and plans to gauge and enhance writing and thinking growth in theclassroom and across programs. They candidly describe challenges encountered and solutions they adopted orsuggest. These chapters reflect approaches and perspectives from variousdiscourse communities - including writing program administrators, compositionfaculty, assessment professionals, and individual faculty representingseveral disciplines.The author argues the urgent need to develop strong writers and thinkers. Shediscusses challenges and obstacles, but underscores the necessity for morefaculty involvement and institutional commitment. This book will help institutionsand individual faculty design and implement sound, meaningfulassessment strategies to foster effective writing and thinking that will bothadvance the goals of the institutional mission and meet faculty's disciplinaryobjectives and scholarly concerns.
Title:Improving Writing and Thinking Through AssessmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2010Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1607524074

ISBN - 13:9781607524076

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