The Journal of Writing Assessment is interested in scholars’ response to the writing assessments connected with the Common Core State Standards (www.corestandards.org) that are in development. The two main consortia, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC), have released various types of information about the assessments, including approach, use of technology, and sample items. While it is too early to have any full-fledged-research about the specific writing assessments, theoretical discussions and critical reviews of material released from SBAC (http://www.smarterbalanced.org/) and PARCC (http://www.parcconline.org/) are welcome.
The Journal of Writing Assessment provides a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of manuscripts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that address topics in writing assessment. Submissions may investigate such assessment-related topics as grading and response, program assessment, historical perspectives on assessment, assessment theory, and educational measurement as well as other relevant topics. Articles are welcome from a variety of areas including K-12, college classes, large-scale assessment, and non-educational settings. We also welcome book reviews of recent publications related to writing assessment and annotated bibliographies of current issues in writing assessment.
For more information, and for submission guidelines, visit JWA online http://www.journalofwritingassessment.org/.