The research paper "Analysis of the Article About The Students Writing Abilities" presents the quantitative Heather Campbell's article review regarding the testing of the students writing abilities. Heather has conducted a study, on the Technical Adequacy of Curriculum-Based Measurement Passage Copying With Secondary School English Language Learners. From the literature review, it reveals that passage copying measures can be used to test the student writing abilities. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the validity and also the reliability of a passage copying measures that could be used to assess writing proficiency among secondary school English language learners. The target population was a midwestern urban high school that has an enrollment of 1,276 students in Grades 9 through 12. The whole population was from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds. The study participants were 57 students in 3 high school English as second language classes taught by the same teacher.
The study participants copied four passages in total, two constructed, and two curricula based. This design adapted from a larger study constructed to examine the validity and reliability of writing measures for English-fluent students. The constructed passages consisted of basic instructions. Passages constructed at a 4.3-grade level. On the other hand, curriculum based passages consisted of complex sentences with Flesch-Kincaid readability levels ranging from a 5.8 to 6.0-grade level. ...Show more