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di Gennaro, Kristen – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2008
Higher education settings in the United States typically include several types of writing assessments. Since tests determining students' placement into writing courses are often high-stakes, it is imperative for those who make placement decisions to be knowledgeable of the different types of learners entering higher education in order to make…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Testing, College Students, Writing Tests
Salas, Spencer – Journal of Basic Writing (CUNY), 2008
This ethnographic narrative employs a neo-Vygotskian perspective (Holland et al.) to examine how, in the setting of a remedial ESL program at a public two-year college in North Georgia, the subject position of an ESL basic writing instructor was mediated by her understandings of and engagement with the multiple and interactive contexts of her…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Writing (Composition), Freshman Composition, Remedial Programs