This study also compared teachers identified as being highly confident writers with teachers who reported low levels of self-confidence related to writing. Prior to the training, the highly confident teachers' scores tended to be lower than the state scores and the scores assigned by their less confident peers. During group discussions, however, the qhigh-confidenceq group was just as likely to change their scores to a higher level as to a lower level, and by the end of the training, both groups demonstrated more consistent score patterns.Writing Samples The writing samples used in this study were responses made by fourth-grade students to expository and narrative prompts during pilot and calibration studies conducted by the Florida Department of Educationas (Florida anbsp;...
|Title||:||A Study of an Attempt to Improve the Reliability of Teachers' Holistic Scores of Elementary Writing Through In-house Professional Development|
|Author||:||Lisa Epps Farmer|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|