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ERIC Number: EJ846098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
Teacher Judgments: Going beyond Criteria for Judging Performance
Scarino, Angela
Babel, v39 n3 p8-16, 38 Aut 2005
Criteria for judging performance are traditionally and unproblematically invoked as a resource to be used (1) to make the assessment requirements evident to learners and (2) to provide a tool for rendering teacher judgments consistent, reliable, and fair. This paper explores the use of criteria and standards in the process of teacher judgment of student performance. The analysis suggests that, beyond criteria, judgments are constructed by and construct teachers' professional identities. It also suggests that attending systematically to teachers' professional knowledge contributes to an understanding of how teachers construe performance, and the "construct" upon which assessments are based. (Contains 1 table.)
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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