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Course 1503: ESS - Expository Scoring Scheme

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Course 1503: ESS - Expository Scoring Scheme

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The Expository Scoring Scheme (ESS) assesses the structure of expository language using a scoring rubric based on how to play a game or sport. These characteristics include: object of the game, preparations, how to start, course of play, rules, scoring, duration, strategies, terminology, and cohesion. Learn how to score language transcripts for ESS and how to compare ESS scores from an individual sample to scores from samples selected from the reference databases.

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The Expository Scoring Scheme (ESS) assesses the structure of expository language using a scoring rubric consisting of the essential characteristics of a coherent expository where the speaker explains how to play a game or sport. These characteristics include: object of the game, preparations, how to start, course of play, rules, scoring, duration, strategies, terminology, and cohesion. Learn how to score language transcripts for ESS using SALT and how to compare ESS scores from an individual sample to scores from samples selected from the reference databases.

Level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1.5 hours

Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe Expository Scoring Scheme and how it is used to assess expository structure.
  • Score a language sample for ESS following the ESS scoring rules.
  • Use SALT software to insert ESS scores.
  • Use SALT software to compare ESS scores to samples selected from the SALT reference databases.
  • Any copy of the SALT 16 software, including SALT 16 Clinical, SALT 16 Student, SALT 16 Research, or SALT 16 Instructional. Older versions of the software may be used though you may notice differences in the menu structures and the reports.
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