Question: What are some factors in writing that affect holistic scores?
Answer: “Indicates that holistic scoring is apparently sensitive to sometimes irrelevant factors such as essay length, sentence length, and spelling errors.” V Froese. 1989. P. 214.
Comment: Negatively or positively? RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst, Eds. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1990), 205-221.