Standards based tests use holistic grading to establish scoring of a paper. It can also be used to assess classroom-based work. Rather than counting errors, a paper is judged holistically if it has too many or too few errors to merit a 1, 2 or 3, compared to an anchor paper, or if it meets a writing standard.
Projects using holistic grading
- National Certificate of Educational Achievement New Zealand graduation certificate is based on controversial holistic grading.
- Graduate Record Examination uses holistic grading.
- North Carolina Writing project uses holistic grading.
- Washington Assessment of Student Learning uses holistic grading