ERIC Number: EJ770306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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Ethics in Classroom Assessment Practices: Issues and Attitudes
Green, Susan K.; Johnson, Robert L.; Kim, Do-Hong; Pope, Nakia S.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v23 n7 p999-1011 Oct 2007
Student evaluations should "be ethical, fair, useful, feasible, and accurate" [JCSEE (2003). "The student evaluation standards." Arlen Gullickson, Chair. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin]. This study focuses on defining ethical behavior and examining educators' ethical judgments in relation to assessment. It describes the results from a web-based survey of educators in which they read a brief scenario and indicated whether the student evaluation practice in the depiction was ethical or unethical. Results showed strong agreement among the educators on fewer than half of the scenarios presented in this study. These findings suggest that assessment is currently an educational realm without professional consensus.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Ethics, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Responsibility, Evaluation Research, Evaluation Problems
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