The outcomes book: debate and consensus after the WPA outcomes statement

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Utah State University Press, Feb 28, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages

The WPA Outcomes Statement is important because it represents a working consensus among composition scholars about what college students should learn and do in a composition program. But as a single-page document, the statement cannot convey the kind of reflective process that a writing program must undertake to address the learning outcomes described.

The Outcomes Book relates the fuller process by exploring the matrix of concerns that surrounded the developing Statement itself, and by presenting the experience of many who have since employed it in their own settings.

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Outcomes are not Mandates for Standardization
The WPA Outcomes Statement Goes to High School

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About the author (2005)

Harrington is Professor of English and Director of writing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Her research interests focus on the ways literacy is shaped by assessment and technology.