Welcome to the Journal of Writing Assessment


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The Journal of Writing Assessment provides a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of manuscripts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that address topics in writing assessment. Submissions may investigate such assessment-related topics as grading and response, program assessment, historical perspectives on assessment, assessment theory, and educational measurement as well as other relevant topics. Articles are welcome from a variety of areas including K-12, college classes, large-scale assessment, and noneducational settings. We also welcome book reviews of recent publications related to writing assessment and annotated bibliographies of current issues in writing assessment. Please refer to the submission guidelines on this page for information for authors and submission guidelines.

The Journal of Writing Assessment online ISSN 2169-9232.

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Thank you for your interest in the Journal of Writing Assessment. Before contacting us, please review the information on this website. If you are contacting us about a manuscript, please review the extensive manuscript submission guidelines available here.

Back issues of the Journal of Writing Assessment are available for free downloads courtesy of Hampton Press. These back issues are included in the Archive Section of this site.

The Journal of Writing Assessment online ISSN 2169-9232.

The Journal of Writing Assessment print ISSN 1543-043X.


Diane Kelly-Riley, Editor
University of Idaho

Carl Whithaus, Editor
University of California, Davis

Jessica Nastal-Dema, Associate Editor and JWA Reading List Editor
Prairie State College

Tialitha Macklin, Associate Editor and JWA Reading List Editor
Sacramento State University

Johanna Phelps-Hillen, Digital Archivist
Washington State University Vancouver 

Mathew Gomes, Indexer and Social Media Coordinator
Santa Clara University

Stephen McElroy, Technology Coordinator
Florida State University 


Stacy Wittstock, Editorial Assistant
University of California, Davis

Katherine Kirkpatrick, Editorial Assistant
Clarkson College

Gita DasBenderJWA Reading List Editorial Assistant
New York University

Skyler MeeksJWA Reading List Editorial Assistant
Boise State University

Contact us: journalofwritingassessment@gmail.com

Direct other correspondence to Diane Kelly-Riley, University of Idaho, Department of English, Box 1102, Moscow, ID 83844-1102.

Editorial Board

Chris Anson, North Carolina State University
Arnetha Ball, Stanford University
Nancy Blattner, Caldwell College
Bob Broad, Illinois State University
Susan Callahan, Northern Illinois University
Peter Elbow, University of Massachusetts
Richard Haswell, University of Texas, Corpus Christi
George Hillocks, University of Chicago
Brian Huot, Kent State University
Susan McLeod, University of California, Santa Barbara
Sandra Murphy, University of California, Davis
Peggy O'Neill, Loyola University Maryland
Ellen Schenel, Grand Valley State University
Tony Silva, Purdue University
William Smith, Oregon Heath and Services University
Jeff Sommers,West Chester University
Michael Spooner, Utah State University Press
Fred Thomas, Virginia State University
Elise Trumbull, WestEd
Terry Underwood, California State University, Sacramento
Edward White, University of Arizona
Michael Williamson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Edward Wolfe, Pearson
Robert Yagelski, SUNY-Albany
Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University