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Committee on Assessment (November 2016) - Previous Revision

November 2008 Update

The Committee on Assessment has created a new CCCC Position Statement on Writing Assessment.  The new statement is streamlined and updated.  It focuses on guiding principles, each of which is followed by a list of implications stated as best practices.  The statement concludes with applications of the principles to settings in which assessment occurs. 

The committee is in the process of spreading the word about the statement and creating support materials to help readers make full use of the statement.

Committee Members

Larry McDoniel, Co-Chair
Summer Smith Taylor, Co-Chair 

Bob Broad
Tom Cameron
Susanmarie Harrington
Anne Herrington
Patricia Lynne
Jude Chudi Okpala
Les Perelman

Committee Charge

In recognition of Assessment as an ongoing and crucial part of the teaching of composition, the CCCC Assessment Committee is charged with serving to promote and preserve ethical writing assessment that works for the good of students, teachers, and the profession by:

  1. Keeping abreast of changes in Assessment of writing policies that affect the profession and suggesting revisions of the current statement to reflect any changes.
  2. Working with the CCCC officers and NCTE staff to disseminate the Position Statement on Writing Assessment in multiple venues. 
  3. Supplementing the position statement with a bibliography and hyperlinks to related position statements and explanations of terms.

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