We’ve read six writing assessment histories now, each with particular approaches to the task:
- Elliot (2005)
- Behizadeh and Englehard (2011)
- Yancey (1999)
- O’Neill, Moore, and Huot (2009)
- Huot and Neal (2006)
- Penrod (2005)
In a Burkean sense these histories select, reflect, and deflect items according to their terministic screens. Let’s unpack some of the assumptions of each of the histories and show how the approaches construct histories of writing assessments in different ways.