Writing assessment materials

Product Code: WAM
Price: $10.00

This is a practical resource for use in secondary schools. It outlines fundamental aspects involved in writing assessment questions, assignment topics and general classroom materials, and in making them more easily understood and accessible for all students. While it has particular relevance for students with language impairment or learning difficulties, the principles ensure a fairer assessment for all students. By using these principles, good assessment effectively shows what students know and can do - rather than merely identifying students’ lack of understanding of what is being asked. A checklist is provided at the back, which gives teachers a handy reference for checking the wording used in assessment and their own writing style. The booklet illustrates a best practice approach to developing written materials for use with students. It covers the areas of: • vocabulary • grammar and sentence construction • style of writing • formatting.