Document Type

Report

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia

School

Measurement Assessment and Evaluation Laboratory

Comments

Sheridan, B., & Puhl, L. (1993). Developing a measure of student literacy competencies at a tertiary level using Rasch measurement. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan university.

Abstract

This paper reports an Australian investigation into concerns about student writing at University level and the construction of an objective measure of literacy. The English Skills Assessment (ESA) test, involving multiple choice items, and an essay, marked according to specified criteria, was administered to newly enrolled students (N = 495) in a University's Education programme. Analyses reveal inconsistencies between subtests of the ESA test, but the written test shows more promise. While some association is observed between the two measures, comparable subtests (such as spelling, punctuation, sentence structure) do not appear to be measuring the same thing.

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