Assessing Writing (review)
n a major contribution to the field of second language writing assessment, Sara Cushing Weigle delivers something long missing from the field: a comprehensive treatise incorporating research and practice – Assessing Writing. While many books in the language assessment field devote only a chapter to writing assessment, Weigle concentrates her efforts on this important topic. Further, the book merges information from diverse players in the writing assessment community – from psychometricians concerned mainly with measurement and statistical analysis to L1 and L2 composition specialists whose primary interests range from the realities of in-class grading to portfolio assessment. Her fair and impartial treatment of this diversity reminds readers that we have much to learn from the many disciplines impacting writing assessment.
Crusan, D. J.
(2007). Assessing Writing (review). English for Specific Purposes, 26 (2), 250-253.