Question: What is the correlation between writing essays and multiple-choice writing tests?
Answer: “Found a strong correlation between scores on multiple-choice and essay exams “[of writing]. FL Galbraith. 1986. P. 434.
Comment: I suggest that the best writing tests combine the two formats, the way the SAT does it. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1987), 422-443.