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Type :monograph
Subject :L Education (General)
Main Author :Othman Normah,
Title :Assessment of directed writing by a group of TESL students in UPSI (IR)
Place of Production :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Publisher :Fakulti Bahasa dan Komunikasi
Year of Publication :2003
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Twenty-eight TESL students in UPSI and one experienced English SPM Examination examiner (Expert Rater 1) assessed twenty-five samples of Form Four ESL secondary school students' writing. Twelve of the TESL students used the analytic scoring method; seven used the primary trait scoring method; and eight used the holistic scoring method. The expert rater and one of the TESL students (Teacher A) used the English SPM Examination scoring method. Teacher A and Expert Rater 1 assessed the writing samples individually, but the other twenty-eight TESL students were gathered during three separate seminars and workshops. The scores that twenty-eight TESL students, Teacher A and Expert Rater 1 gave to the writing samples were correlated using descriptive statistics and parametric (Pearson R) and non-parametric (Spearman Rho) calculations. The analysis of these scores showed that there was significant correlation coefficient among the scores obtained from all the subjects, even though they used three different scoring methods to assess the writing samples. The TESL students who took part in the assessment during the seminars and workshops agreed that the three scoring methods were suitable for classroom assessment as compared to the English SPM Examination scoring method, which was more suitable for standardized assessment. A few strengths and weaknesses of each scoring method were identified and solutions for use in the classroom assessment were recorded in the salient features of assessment
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