HEIghten Written Communication Assessment

The HEIghten® Written Communication assessment addresses four dimensions: Knowledge of social and rhetorical situations, knowledge of conceptual strategies, knowledge of language use and conventions, knowledge of the writing process. The HEIghten Written Communication assessment is administered in a single 45-minute testing session. The first section consists of an essay task that requires the test taker to compose an original response which adopts or defends a position on a claim. In the second section, the test taker is presented with two passage-based sets, each of which includes 12 selected-response questions. The Written Communication assessment is part of a larger suite that also measures Civic Competency & Engagement, Critical Thinking, Intercultural Competency & Diversity, and Quantitative Literacy.

Content

Domains
Relationship Skills
Subdomain

Written Communication

Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
45 minutes
Qualifications

Not indicated

Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price

$12 each up to 499
$11 each 500 to 999
$10 each 1,000+
$20.50 each remote proctored test session

Contact

1-800-745-0269

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Demeter, E., Robinson, C., & Frederick, J. G. (2019). Holistically Assessing Critical Thinking and Written Communication Learning Outcomes with Direct and Indirect Measures. Research & Practice in Assessment14, 41-51. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1223384.pdf

 

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Criterion-referenced
Psychometric References

Rios, J. A., Sparks, J. R., Zhang, M., & Liu, O. L. (2017). Development and validation of the written communication assessment of the HEIghten® Outcomes Assessment Suite. ETS Research Report Series2017(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1002/ets2.12185

Item Type
Multiple choice
Open response