Monday, November 14, 2011

Objective vs. Essay Writing Tests

Annotated Research

Question: What is the relationship between objective and essay writing tests?

Answer: “In a direct comparison of results from essay and objective assessments of writing skills, found little meaningful relationship between the two.” Y Sabban and PM Kay. 1987. P. 221.

Comment: No conclusive evidence between studies of objective vs. essay writing tests. One study says there is a relationship. Another says there is no relationship. No accumulation of result on this question. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1988), 213-227.

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