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UMKC Launches Its Online Writing Assessment

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments · News

[The following was submitted by the University Writing and Reading Board]

The last handwritten Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT) session will be held during Summer 2013.Starting Monday August 19, the first day of the regular fall semester, the online RooWriter Writing Assessment will officially be launched, replacing the WEPT with a more student-oriented and flexible assessment of academic writing. Please visit the RooWriter website, which outlines these updates through several appendices.

We ask you to contribute to this campus-wide writing improvement effort by:
•  Encouraging Instructors and Graduate Students to apply to be RooWriter Evaluators. Learn more here.
• Consider creating and submitting a discipline-specific RooWriter Reading Packet. Learn more here.

Please note that students who entered UMKC in 2012 or earlier are still required to pass the WEPT as a graduation requirement, but starting August 19, 2013 they will take the WEPT through the RooWriter web site. Learn more here.

For more information, please contact roowriter@umkc.edu.

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