ERIC Number: ED264236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
More Than Marks. What Teachers Say about Student Evaluation.
Thiessen, Dennis; Moorhead, Roslyn
The first chapter of this monograph sets forth the central purpose of the reported study: "Why do teachers prefer to use particular practices in student evaluation?" Chapter two explores the question: "How should evaluation influence the learning of each student?" and defines three specific issues, quotes what some teachers say on each issue, compares how a teacher with an "interactive" orientation would approach each issue in particular classroom situations with practices of a teacher with a "responsive" orientation, and summarizes those practices which best depict the resolution teachers from both orientations would follow. Chapter three repeats the same structure with the general issue, "What guidelines should govern the evaluation of students?" The fourth chapter elaborates on how the teachers with an interactive orientation have some similarities with the teachers with a responsive orientation on what they do and do not emphasize, but differ on the meaning of what is central and matters most to them in student evaluation. Chapter five proposes ways for teachers to use this book as a catalyst for professional development in their schools. This book is the result of analysis of responses from over 300 teachers, from which a questionnaire was developed and materials obtained for structuring personal interviews. (JD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grading, Informal Assessment, Inservice Teacher Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Response, Teacher Student Relationship
Ontario Public School Teachers' Federation, 1260 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2B7 ($6.00 Canadian).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Public School Teachers' Federation, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada