ERIC Number: ED480071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Beyond Assessment to Best Grading Practice: Practical Guidelines.
Carlson, Laurie A.
Developing meaningful and equitable grading practices is a daily challenge for K-12 educators and administrators. Grading practice serves several functions, including informing parents about their child's progress, informing potential employers, aiding in educational and career planning, and guiding administrative decisions such as graduation, promotion, and honors. This chapter covers five topics related to criterion-referenced grading practice: the imperative relationship between grading practice and learning objectives; the use of grading practice as a learning tool for students as well as an evaluative tool; validity in classroom grading practice, including the importance of using a variety of evaluative measure; creativity in classroom grading practice; and tough issues in the assessment and grading of cooperative learning activities and performances by students with special abilities. (Contains 22 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.