Survey: K-12, higher Ed grammar disconnect. (Curriculum pdate: the latest developments in math, science, language arts and social studies).
Results from ACT's recent National Curriculum Survey show that college instructors believe grammar and usage skills are most important for entering college students. Ironically, these are considered to be the least important by high school English teachers; just 69 percent reported teaching them.
"High school teachers understand that grammar and usage skills are important, but they devote more attention to teaching [other writing] skills," says Cynthia Schmeiser, ACT's vice president for development. She recommends that grammar and usage skills be continually reinforced throughout K-12.
IMPORTANCE OF WRITING SKILLS RANKED BY: College High School Instructors Teachers Grammar and Usage 1 6 Sentence Structure 2 2 Writing Strategy 3 1 Organization 4 3 Punctuation 5 5 Style 6 4 Note: One is most important, 6 is least important
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|Date:||Jul 1, 2003|
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