Evaluating Students

How Teachers Justify and Defend Their Marks to Parents, Students, and Principals

Teachers have far less autonomy in grading than they once did. In our high-stakes testing era, teachers need to be well-versed in the theory, practice, and politics of marking and be able to justify and defend their evaluation and teaching practices.

This timely book uses compelling case studies and suggests specific strategies to help teachers clarify classroom assessment and advance their relationship with students, parents, and administrators.

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Teachers have far less autonomy in grading than they once did. In our high-stakes testing era, teachers need to be well-versed in the theory, practice, and politics of marking and be able to justify and defend their evaluation and teaching practices.

This timely book uses compelling case studies and suggests specific strategies to help teachers clarify classroom assessment and advance their relationship with students, parents, and administrators. Included in the book are:

About the Author(s)

Alex is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, and has taught for fifteen years in the Delta School District in British Columbia. He has taught both high school and elementary school classes, essay-writing courses for postsecondary students, and ESL classes in Japan and Canada.

Table of Contents

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Introduction
1. The Three Conditions of Marking
2. Course Goals and Objectives
3. Calculating Letter Grades
4. Constructing Valid Tests
5. Standardized Tests
6. Evaluation Complaints
A Final Thought About Marking and Letter Grades
Teacher Resource Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 5-12
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: 8206
ISBN: 978-155138-206-7

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