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ERIC Number: EJ865710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Grade Integrity and the Representation of Academic Achievement
Sadler, D. Royce
Studies in Higher Education, v34 n7 p807-826 Nov 2009
In this article, grade integrity is defined as the extent to which each grade awarded, either at the conclusion of a course or module of study, or for an extended response to an assessment task, is strictly commensurate with the quality, breadth and depth of a student's performance. The three basic requirements for this aspiration to be realised are, in order: assessment evidence of a logically legitimate type; evidence of sufficient scope and soundness to allow for a strong inference to be drawn; and a grading principle that is theoretically appropriate for coding the level of a student's performance. When further developed, the general approach outlined could produce positive side benefits, including ways of dealing with grade inflation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A