When Are Students Ready Enough? Issues and Dilemmas Around Assessment of L2 Writers in a WAC Program

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When Are Students Ready Enough? Issues and Dilemmas Around Assessment of L2 Writers in a WAC Program

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This vignette chapter reflects on the complexities surrounding assessment of L2 writers in a WAC program. As Director of ESL Writing Program working with disciplinary faculty, the author observes that faculty members’ expectations for L2 writers vary, and as a result, faculty assessment practices differ. Some faculty were uncertain how to respond and accurately evaluate L2 writers’ writing while being equitable to other students. When L1 standard was used to assess L2 writers, those writers were often perceived as deficient or problematic. This chapter ends with suggestions on how faculty can design equitable and inclusive writing assessment for L2 writers.

ISBN

9781138094475

Publication Date

4-20-2018

Publisher

Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group

Number of Pages

6

Keywords

L2 writers, WAC program, writing assessment

Disciplines

Education

Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (FHASS)

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Original Citation

Kang, H. (2018) When are students ready enough? Issues and dilemmas around assessment of L2 writers in a WAC program. in T. Ruecker & d. Crusan (Ed.) The politics of English second language writing assessment in global contexts. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

When Are Students Ready Enough? Issues and Dilemmas Around Assessment of L2 Writers in a WAC Program

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