Grading Worksheet 2011
Grading Is Subjective and Emotional
Kohn (1993b) claims: “What grades offer is spurious precision and subjective rating masquerading as an
objective assessment” (p.201) Grades are as much a matter of values as they are of science; all along the
assessment trail, the teacher has made value judgments.
Please provide examples of the following value judgments teachers have to make in grading matters.
What type of assessment to use?
What is included in each assessment?
How is the assessment scored?
Actual scoring of the assessment.
How are scores combined in a particular way for a final grade?