Assessing the Impact of Writing Development through Consensus – Consensus among Subject Lecturers and Learning Developers

Researcher: Ursula Canton

Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University

Research Year: 2020

Project aims:

The project further explored the potential of applying consensual assessment to writing by examining:

- whether the Technique for Writing Assessment by Consensus (TWAC; Zahn and Canton. Under review) can be appropriately used with readers, or raters, without specific expertise in writing development (but expertise in the relevant discourse community);
- whether Learning Developers and Subject Lecturers agree in their evaluation of the degree to which student texts successfully communicate.