Assessing the Impact of Writing Development through Consensus – Consensus among Subject Lecturers and Learning Developers

Researcher: Ursula Canton, Glasgow Caledonian University

Contact: Ursula.canton@gcu.ac.uk

Project Aims

The project further explored the potential of applying consensual assessment to writing by examining:

  1. whether the Technique for Writing Assessment by Consensus (TWAC; Zahn and Canton. Under review) can be appropriately used with readers, or raters, without specific expertise in writing development (but expertise in the relevant discourse community);
  2. whether Learning Developers and Subject Lecturers agree in their evaluation of the degree to which student texts successfully communicate.

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