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Effective grading : a tool for learning and assessment in college

Author: Barbara E Walvoord; Virginia Johnson Anderson
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new edition of the classic book has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest research. The book offers a hands-on guide for evaluating student work and examines the link between teaching and grading. The authors show how to integrate the grading process with course objectives and offer a wealth of information about student learning. The book also includes information on integration of technology and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara E Walvoord; Virginia Johnson Anderson
ISBN: 9781118045541 1118045548
OCLC Number: 864564722
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Preface to the Second Edition""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""The Authors""; ""Chapter 1 --
Introduction""; ""Grading as a Complex Process""; ""Part One: Grading in the Classroom""; ""Part Two: How Grading Serves Broader Assessment Purposes""; ""Using This Book Individually or in Faculty Workshops""; ""Part One --
Grading in the Classroom""; ""Chapter 2 --
Clarifying Goals, Constructing Assignments""; ""Establish Learning Goals""; ""Construct Major Assignments and Tests""; ""Construct a Course Skeleton"" ""Check Assignments and Tests for Fit and Feasibility""""Chapter 3 --
Fostering Healthy Student Motivation""; ""Student Motivation""; ""Students’ Goals: A Key to Motivation""; ""Communicating About Assignments""; ""Chapter 4 --
Establishing Criteria and Standards for Grading""; ""Descriptions of Grades""; ""Checklists""; ""Rubrics""; ""Frequent Questions in Developing Rubrics""; ""Criteria Outside the Rubric""; ""Chapter 5 --
Linking Teaching, Learning, and Grading""; ""Teach What You Are Grading""; ""Grade What You Are Teaching""; ""Teaching and Grading Class Discussion"" ""Teaching and Grading Group Assignments""""What If They All Get A’s?""; ""Chapter 6 --
Managing Time for Teaching, Learning, and Responding""; ""Three Steps for Managing Class Time: A Case History""; ""Managing Time in Other Types of Teaching Situations""; ""Time, Stress, and Burnout: What to Do If You Feel Overwhelmed""; ""Chapter 7 --
Making Grading More Time-Efficient""; ""Strategy 1: Find Out What the Student Knows""; ""Strategy 2: Do Not Waste Time on Careless Student Work""; ""Strategy 3: Do Not Extensively Mark Grammar and Punctuation"" ""Strategy 4: Address Fundamental Concerns First""""Strategy 5: Consider Comments Without Grades""; ""Strategy 6: Use Comments Only for Teachable Moments""; ""Strategy 7: Spend More Time Guiding""; ""Strategy 8: Use Only as Many Grade Levels as You Need""; ""Strategy 9: Limit the Basis for Grading""; ""Strategy 10: Ask Students to Organize Their Work for Your Efficiency""; ""Strategy 11: Delegate the Work""; ""Strategy 12: Use Technology to Save Time and Enhance Results""; ""Strategy 13: Keep a Grading Log""; ""Chapter 8 --
Calculating Course Grades""; ""Grading Models"" ""Penalties and Extra Credit""""Establishing Ceilings and Floors""; ""Developmental Versus Unit-Based Approaches""; ""Grading Drafts""; ""Contract Grading and Contract Learning""; ""To Curve or Not to Curve""; ""Grade Inflation""; ""Like Coffee to Go, Shopping Carts, and Investment Portfolios""; ""Chapter 9 --
Communicating with Students About Their Grades""; ""Principle 1: Make Grading Part of Learning""; ""Principle 2: Respect your Students""; ""Creating an Effective Syllabus""; ""Using Class or Online Discussion to Address Grading Issues""; ""Responding to Student Work""
Responsibility: Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson.

Abstract:

This new edition of the classic book has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest research. The book offers a hands-on guide for evaluating student work and examines the link between teaching and grading. The authors show how to integrate the grading process with course objectives and offer a wealth of information about student learning. The book also includes information on integration of technology and online teaching, and is filled with more illustrative examples, including a sample syllabus. This revised resource can help any professor enrich student learning in the classroom.

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