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Realities of Classroom Testing and Grading : A Guide to Performance Issues - Quentin Durham

Realities of Classroom Testing and Grading

A Guide to Performance Issues

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Published: 1st April 2006
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It is commonly believed that highly subjective humans ultimately perform all testing and grading efforts and that all testing and grading is completely subjective. However, Quentin Durham argues that there is no such thing as 'objective' testing or grading. With wit and clarity, The Realities of Classroom Testing and Grading suggests that all testing and grading efforts_from preschool to high school_are fundamentally the same. The instructor teaches what the student is supposed to learn, assesses the student's understanding, and reports the assessment to the people who count. This book discusses a wide variety of generally taboo or ignored topics such as the multiple benefits of testing and grading beyond the obvious, realities of standardized exams, open book exams, teaching exam-taking, exam subjectivity and relevance, 'test wiley' students, cheating, parent conferences, grading methods that make sense, and lots more.

My son will get his degree in education in a few weeks and I've told him that his most useful graduation present will be a copy of this book.--R.H. McMillan, professor with twenty-four years of classroom experience

Introductionp. 1
Why Bother to Test?p. 5
Subjectivityp. 17
Relevancep. 23
Validityp. 31
Designp. 47
Open-Book Examsp. 57
Performance Examsp. 65
Forced-Answer Examsp. 71
Essay Examsp. 81
Gradingp. 93
Posttest Activitiesp. 103
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ISBN: 9781578863891
ISBN-10: 1578863899
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st April 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.57 x 14.12  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.16