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Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment

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Effective Grading is written for the faculty member who believes the grading process is a valuable measure of student learning. This hands-on guide for evaluating student work offers an in-depth examination of the linkage between teaching and grading. It uses grades not as isolated artifacts, but as part of a process that, when integrated with course objectives, provides r ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 25th 1998 by Jossey-Bass
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Laura
Nov 16, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
Very interesting. The way in which Walvoord approaches grading is great food for thought for those of us in education: how well do we think out our assessment process? are our expectations for our students clear, or could they be open to interpretation? what are we assessing (knowledge? skills? both?) and why?

The steps outlined here clearly lead educators to a better understanding of both assessment and instructional design, which need to go hand-in-hand for either to be effective. It's also cle
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Good practical guide with tips that can be implemented today. I would consider reading this again with colleagues ... it would be beneficial to read, implement, and share with one another.
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