Title: Assessing writing in vocational education and training schools : results from an intervention study
Authors : Konstantinidou, Triantafyllia Liana
Hoefele, Joachim
Kruse, Otto
Published in : Developing and Assessing Academic and Professional Writing Skills
Pages : 73
Pages to: 102
Editors of the parent work: Göpferich, Susanne
Neumann, Imke
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Peter Lang
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Frankfurt a. M.
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Series : Forum Angewandte Linguistik
Series volume: 56
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Schreibkompetenz; Berufsbildung; Schreibtest; DaZ; Academic writing; Evaluation; Ability testing; VET
Subject (DDC) : 378: Higher education
808: Rhetoric and writing
Abstract: In this paper, we describe the assessment of writing in vocational education and training (VET) schools within the scope of an intervention study carried out in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. In literacy education within VET schools, the diversity of students’ linguistic backgrounds is not sufficiently taken into consideration. To address this lack, a teaching approach based on processoriented writing instruction incorporating both German as L1 and German as L2 approaches was developed and evaluated. The paper focuses on the instruments used for the assessment of students’ writing competence at three stages and describes the writing test as well as the scoring procedures applied. Reflections on the quality of the writing competence scale (Cronbach’s alpha: .82–.85) and some of the main results showing a significant increase in writing competence in the experimental group compared to the control group are presented alongside a discussion of the potential value of our assessment procedures.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Organisational Unit: Language Competence Centre (LCC)
Publication type: Book Part
DOI : 10.3726/978-3-653-06614-2
ISBN: 978-3-653-96048-8
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8454
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