California English

September 2007

Theme: SPOTLIGHT ON ASSESSMENT

Artist of this issue: Jeff Key

September 2007 California English

Contents

Audience-Specific Writing Assessment
– Leif Fearn and Nancy Farnan

Assess Understanding and Use Results to Improve Instruction
– Jim Burke

“New” Assessment Hits the Great White North
– Pamela Lockman

Preparing Students for the International Baccalaureate
Commentary Assessment

– Deborah Wilchek

Student Roles in Common Formative Assessments
– Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher and Christine Johnson

Off the Grid: The Debate Over Rubrics—and What It’s Missing
– Barry Gilmore

Reaping the Rewards: Two Views of the Early Assessment
Program

– Marcy E. Merrill and Jennifer Fletcher

Teaching, Testing Relationships: The True Story.
– Jane Hancock

Assessment in English: Toward Coherence
– Mike Schmoker

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

CATE 2008

CATE: 2008 Creative Writing Contest

At the District Essay Scoring, a poem by Cecil Morris

Research Update by Barbara Bartholomew

Rube Brick, a poem by Ernie Karsten

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