The Narrative Scoring Scheme (NSS) is an index of speaker's ability to produce a coherent narrative. It was developed to create a more objective narrative structure scoring system and is based on an earlier version, Rubric for Completing a Story Grammar Analysis, developed by the Madison Metropolitan School District SALT working group in 1998, to create an objective narrative structure scoring system following the work of Stein and Glenn, 1979; 1982. Samples are scored for the quality of their introduction, character development, mental states, referencing, conflict resolution, cohesion, and conclusion. Each of the scoring categories has explicit examples to establish scoring criteria, reducing the abstractness of the story grammar categories. Learn how to score language transcripts for NSS using SALT and how to compare NSS scores from an individual sample to scores from samples selected from the reference databases.
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