Marks and letter grades are not simply assigned. In our high-stakes testing era, teachers need to be well-versed in the theory, practice, and politics of marking, and be able to justify and defend their evaluation and teaching practices.
Based on years of classroom experience, this timely book uses compelling case studies and suggests specific strategies for clarifying classroom assessment and advancing the teacher's relationship with students, parents, and administrators. The book explores all the involved aspects, from the basic conditions and criteria for marking to details on calculating grades. This teacher-friendly book also looks into the many issues around the role of standardized tests.