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A supplement for General K-12 Methods courses and courses in Tests and Measurements. Whatever his/her feeling about grades, nearly every teacher must give them. That's the rationale behind this straightforward new text-helping prospective teachers understand grading and learn to do it. Throughout the material, the focus is on explaining how grades function in schools and schooling, and on developing skills in grading work and creating report cards. Based on current research and informed by the author's experience, the text is replete with detailed explanations, stories and illustrations, student work samples, sample report cards, and other school artifacts. After an introduction to the historical, social, legal, and psychological contexts of grading, chapters cover grading individual units of student work, followed by coverage of techniques for turning discrete grades into report-card marks. Self-reflection is encouraged at the onset and throughout, while numerous references lead the reader more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 185.4 x 231.1 x 12.7mm | 317.52g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130423769
  • 9780130423764

Table of contents

I. UNDERSTANDING GRADING. 1. Introduction. 2. Grading in Its Contexts. 3. The Educational Psychology of Grading. Part I Exercises. II. INTEGRATING ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION. 4. Designing Assignments that Reflect Intentions for Learning. 5. Deciding on the Bases for Grading. 6. Providing Grades and Other Feedback to Students. 7. Developing Skills as a Grader. Part II Exercises. III. COMBINING GRADES INTO MARKS FOR REPORT CARDS. 8. Grading Policies and Formats. 9. Developmental Concerns in Grading. 10. Developing Skills at Combining Grades into Marks for Report Cards. 11. Other Ways of Communicating about Student Achievement. Part III Exercises. Appendix A: Test Blueprints. Appendix B: Do's and Don'ts for Writing Good Test Items. Appendix C: Alternative Assessment Checklist. Appendix D: Key for Sample Papers from Chapter 6. References. more

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