Title

Creating a Culture of Assessment in Writing Programs and Beyond

Publication Title

College Composition and Communication

Publication Date

9-2009

Document Type

Article

Keywords

assessment, writing programs

Disciplines

Rhetoric and Composition

Abstract

As writing-program administrators and faculty are being called upon more frequently to help design and facilitate large-scale assessments, it becomes increasingly important for us to see assessment as integral to our work as academics. This article provides a framework, based on current historical, theoretical, and rhetorical knowledge, to help writing specialists understand how to embrace assessment as a powerful mechanism for improved teaching and learning at their institutions.