Portland State University. Department of English
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Ability testing, English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
1 online resource (115 p.)
This study was designed to test five hypotheses in order to answer the following general research questions: 1) Are measures of syntactic complexity valid indices of ESL writing quality as measured by the holistic rating of student essays? 2) Would a measure of frequency and seriousness of error reflect evaluators' perceptions of ESL writing quality?
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Sparks, John S., "Syntactic complexity, error and the holistic evaluation of ESL student essays" (1988). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3842.