PWPA Fall Conference & Meeting Features Norbert Elliot and Mark Benchley

The Fall PWPA Meeting was held on Friday, September 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

It featured two outstanding presentations:  the first by Norbert Elliot, a leading writing assessment expert, who discussed the pressing topic of fairness, including the effects of cultural bias, in writing assessment.  Mark Benchley of the Exeter Grammar Project also presented on their large-scale review of literature on grammar and usage research, as well as their own research on and approach to grammar instruction in elementary schools in the UK.  After an engaging discussion, we bid a very fond farewell to our extraordinary co-chairs, Liz Vogel and Trish Egbert, who are stepping down after a very full term of service to PWPA.

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