Language in context: A new model for evaluating student writing

Martin Christian Matthias I Matthiessen, Diana Slade, Mary Macken

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Evaluation of student writing in the school context has often been based on partial and incomplete linguistic models. We present a language-in-context model that integrates linguistic analysis of higher levels of organization in writing with analysis of student use of grammatical resources. Procedures for assessing student writing that are based on this model and used for diagnostic purposes are illustrated by comparing three Report texts produced by 7-year-olds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-193
Number of pages21
JournalLinguistics and Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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