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Frequently Asked Questions - Essay Scoring

Q) What is holistic essay scoring? What other types of essay scoring do you handle?


A) Holistic essay scoring is an approach to writing assessment that considers the five analytic traits of focus, organization, development, grammar, and mechanics, yet does not give undue weight to one trait over another in assigning a score. Instead, the reader provides a score based on the overall impression of the effectiveness of the writing sample.

The Scoring Center also handles essay projects that require both holistic and analytic scoring. Analytic scoring allows the readers to provide detailed feedback to students preparing for a state writing assessment test. For more information, please call our office at (512) 232-8328.

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