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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Grading and marking (Students); English language--Study and teaching (Secondary);

Abstract

Research over the century has shown that grading practices in schools, especially at the secondary level, are commonly inconsistent, unreliable, and invalid amongst teachers. Grades have a large impact on students’ futures, determining scholarships, colleges, and career paths. Therefore, it is important that assessment and evaluation practices are consistent, reliable, and fair. This paper contains a review of research on the reasons for discrepancies in grading practices, followed by what research suggests is best practice for fair and reliable assessment and evaluation practices. Finally, these findings have been combined to develop a presentation on best practices in assessment and evaluation of literacy at the secondary level. The presentation is designed for in-service English Language Arts teachers at the secondary level who intend to improve their assessment and evaluation practices in the classroom. Specific guidelines and handouts are also included.

Year of Submission

2019

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Literacy Education

Date Original

5-2019

Object Description

1 PDF file (60 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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