Marisa Klages, Co-chair
Les Perelman, Co-chair
Charge 1: Keep abreast of changes in assessment of writing policies and computer-graded essay practices for both formative and summative assessments that affect the profession, including PARCC and Smarter Balance proposed assessments for the Common Core Standards, assessment for placement in first-year writing, and assessment practices in both K-12 and college classrooms. Coordinate with other NCTE committees and groups involved in assessment practices.
Charge 2: Work with the CCCC Officers, the MemberWeb Editor, and NCTE staff to disseminate the 2009 Position Statement on Assessment and the 2013 NCTE Position Statement on Machine Scoring.
Charge 3: Supplement the position statements with bibliographies and links to related position statements and explanations of terms.
Charge 4: Advocate for transparency in multiple aspects of assessment including free and open access to computer grading software and the raw data from major studies involving writing assessment.
Charge 5: Serve as a clearing house for publicizing what writing professionals are doing in writing assessment including developing a web site that will allow writing professionals to share various new and innovative practices.