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dc.contributor.author Bacha, Nahla
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-16T10:16:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-16T10:16:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-11-16
dc.identifier.issn 0346-251X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4821
dc.description.abstract Two important issues in essay evaluation are choice of an appropriate rating scale and setting up criteria based on the purpose of the evaluation. Research has shown that reliable and valid information gained from both analytic and holistic scoring instruments can tell teachers much about their students’ proficiency levels. However, it is claimed that the purpose of the essay task, whether for diagnosis, development or promotion, is significant in deciding which scale is chosen. Revisiting the value of these scales is necessary for teachers to continue to be aware of their relevance. This article reports a study carried out on a sample of final exam essays written by L1 Arabic non-native students of English attending the Freshman English I course in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program at the Lebanese American University. Specifically, it aims to find out what analytic and holistic scoring using one evaluation instrument, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Composition Profile (Jacobs et al., 1981. Testing ESL Composition: A Practical Approach. Newbury House, Rowley, MA), can tell teachers about their students’ essay proficiency on which to base promotional decisions. Findings indicate that the EFL program would benefit from more analytic measures. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Writing evaluation en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle what can analytic versus holistic essay scoring tell us? en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198790030 en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal System en_US
dc.journal.volume 29 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 371-383 en_US
dc.keywords English as a Foreign/Second Language en_US
dc.keywords Writing evaluation en_US
dc.keywords Essay evaluation en_US
dc.keywords Analytic evaluation en_US
dc.keywords Holistic evaluation en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0346-251X(01)00025-2 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Bacha, N. (2001). Writing evaluation: what can analytic versus holistic essay scoring tell us?. System, 29(3), 371-383. en_US
dc.author.email nbacha@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0346251X01000252 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1083-2818
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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