qMarks and letter grades are not simply assigned. In our high-stakes testing era, teachers need to be well-versed in the theory, practice, and politics of marking, and be able to justify and defend their evaluation and teaching practices. Based on years of classroom experience, this timely book uses compelling case studies and suggests specific strategies for clarifying classroom assessment and advancing the teacher's relationship with students, parents, and administrators. [This book] presents an overview of the basic conditions and criteria of marking. It includes details on calculating grades that range from weighting course marks and determining report card marks to reflecting the role of effort in assigning grades. This teacher-friendly book also explores the many issues around the role of standardized tests. This remarkable handbook will show new and experienced teachers that a marking process that is research-driven, transparent, and universally applied is the best way to defend their decisions.q--Publisher's description, from p.  of cover.Essay Tests Even experienced teachers incorrectly assume that students know the meaning of specific words. Tests in biology and math, for example, should measure a studenta#39;s reading ability only when it leads to the stated course goals.
|Publisher||:||Pembroke Publishers Limited - 2006-01-01|