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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Eric D. Hirsch (Project Director: August 1977 to present)

Valid Writing Assessment

To support development of a national norm for writing assessment for use in teaching composition, testing competency in writing and in pedagogical research.

To develop a national norm for writing assessment that will be used in composition teaching, in competency testing and in pedagogical research. Its universality and practical and theoretical superiority to all other norms would lead to general acceptance. Packets of teaching, testing and teacher training materials will be developed. Statistical evaluation will be continuous.

Project fields:
Composition and Rhetoric; English

Institutes for College and University Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$137,985 (approved)
$137,985 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1978 – 9/30/1979