The Writing Portion of the TASP Test: Does Instruction Make a Difference?

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This investigation sought to determine the effects of composition instruction on student performance. Informants consisted of students and teachers. Students completed two surveys and participated in interviews. Teachers completed one survey. The findings suggest that student performance are influenced by confidence in writing ability and previous writing instruction. Further, teachers either teach composition actively or inactively, and these teacher stances influence both student confidence and ability to compose. Implications from these findings can be extended to teacher training, student instruction, and further research.

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Vrba, Susanne G. May 1992.

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This investigation sought to determine the effects of composition instruction on student performance. Informants consisted of students and teachers. Students completed two surveys and participated in interviews. Teachers completed one survey. The findings suggest that student performance are influenced by confidence in writing ability and previous writing instruction. Further, teachers either teach composition actively or inactively, and these teacher stances influence both student confidence and ability to compose. Implications from these findings can be extended to teacher training, student instruction, and further research.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002778620-Vrba
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc501265

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Vrba, Susanne G. The Writing Portion of the TASP Test: Does Instruction Make a Difference?, thesis, May 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501265/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .