Assessment-Materializing Translingualism


Sumyat Thu’s presentation gives an overview of anti-racist and translingual approaches to writing assessment. As she says, these approaches are “about making in a given rhetorical moment and negotiation of such process between reader and writer.” Sumyat suggests that line-feedback should take an inquisitive reader-response approach instead of a corrective approach. TJ Walker’s sample student paper and feedback exemplify this type of assessment. Carrie Matthews explains the rationale behind two anti-racist and translingual assessment approaches, holistic rubrics and contract grading, that allow for transparency and student agency. Emily George offers a second example (adapted from Jacki Fiscus) of contract grading language.

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Walker Student Paper

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Matthews Grade Contract

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George Grade Contract