Assessing Writing (review)

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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.



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