ERIC Number: ED230964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Grading Systems of Award-Winning High School Journalism Teachers in Production-Oriented Classes.
Sparks, Mary Kahl
Twenty-seven school journalism teachers who have been honored as "outstanding" by the Newspaper Fund in the last 3 years responded to a survey about how they grade students in production oriented classes. The teachers reported using a variety of grading systems, including subjective decision making, a combination grading system, self-evaluation, peer evaluation, and point systems. Most agreed that meeting deadlines was an important area in determining grades. However, there was less agreement on the importance of spelling, grammar, and the use of string books. Among the incentives besides grades cited by teachers for attracting and retaining good students were the reputation of the school publications, giving by-lines, having an occasional staff party, attending journalism conferences, and allowing student editors to be in charge. (Appendixes contain copies of student evaluation sheets used by various teachers.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (66th, Corvallis, OR, August 6-9, 1983).