Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Grading and marking (Students); English language--Study and teaching (Secondary);
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Literacy Education
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©2019 Meaghan Kathleen Johnson
Johnson, Meaghan Kathleen, "Best practices in assessment and evaluation of literacy at the secondary level" (2019). Graduate Research Papers. 1249.