Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Assessing writing in vocational education and training schools : results from an intervention study
Authors: Konstantinidou, Triantafyllia Liana
Hoefele, Joachim
Kruse, Otto
DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-06614-2
Published in: Developing and assessing academic and professional writing skills
Editors of the parent work: Göpferich, Susanne
Neumann, Imke
Page(s): 73
Pages to: 102
Issue Date: 2016
Series: Forum Angewandte Linguistik
Series volume: 56
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Peter Lang
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Frankfurt am Main
ISBN: 978-3-653-96048-8
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 process oriented 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.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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