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Effective grading : a tool for learning and assessment in college / Barbara E. Walvoord, Virginia Johnson Anderson.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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  • ISBN: 9780470502150
  • ISBN: 0470502150
  • Physical Description: xii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2010]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-247) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- pt. 1. Grading In the classroom : Clarifying goals, constructing assignments ; Fostering healthy student motivation ; Establishing criteria and standards for grading ; Linking teaching, learning, and grading ; Managing time for teaching, learning, and responding ; Making grading more time-efficient ; Calculating course grades ; Communicating with students about their grades ; Using the grading process to improve teaching -- pt. 2. How grading serves broader assessment purposes : Assessment for departments and general education ; Case studies of departmental and general education assessment ; Assessment for grant proposals ; Appendix A. Examples of rubrics ; Appendix B. Example of departmental assessment report.
Summary, etc.:
From the Publisher: The second edition of Effective Grading-the book that has become a classic in the field-provides a proven hands-on guide for evaluating student work and offers an in-depth examination of the link between teaching and grading. Authors Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson explain that grades are not isolated artifacts but part of a process that, when integrated with course objectives, provides rich information about student learning, as well as being a tool for learning itself. The authors show how the grading process can be used for broader assessment objectives, such as curriculum and institutional assessment. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material including: Expanded integration of the use of technology and online teaching; A sample syllabus with goals, outcomes, and criteria for student work; New developments in assessment for grant-funded projects; Additional information on grading group work, portfolios, and service-learning experiences; New strategies for aligning tests and assignments with learning goals; Current thought on assessment in departments and general education, using classroom work for program assessments, and using assessment data systematically to "close the loop"; Material on using the best of classroom assessment to foster institutional assessment; New case examples from colleges and universities, including community colleges.
Subject: Grading and marking (Students) > United States.
College students > Rating of > United States.
Educational tests and measurements > United States.
Education, Higher > United States.

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Effective Grading : A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College
Effective Grading : A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College
by Walvoord, Barbara E.; Anderson, Virginia Johnson
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Effective Grading : A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College


The second edition of Effective Grading ?the book thathas become a classic in the field?provides a proven hands-onguide for evaluating student work and offers an in-depthexamination of the link between teaching and grading. AuthorsBarbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson explain thatgrades are not isolated artifacts but part of a process that, whenintegrated with course objectives, provides rich information aboutstudent learning, as well as being a tool for learning itself. Theauthors show how the grading process can be used for broaderassessment objectives, such as curriculum and institutionalassessment. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes a wealth ofnew material including: Expanded integration of the use of technology and onlineteaching A sample syllabus with goals, outcomes, and criteria for studentwork New developments in assessment for grant-funded projects Additional information on grading group work, portfolios, andservice-learning experiences New strategies for aligning tests and assignments with learninggoals Current thought on assessment in departments and generaleducation, using classroom work for program assessments, and usingassessment data systematically to "close the loop" Material on using the best of classroom assessment to fosterinstitutional assessment New case examples from colleges and universities, includingcommunity colleges "When the first edition of Effective Grading came out, itquickly became the go-to book on evaluating student learning. Thissecond edition, especially with its extension into evaluating thelearning goals of departments and general education programs, willmake it even more valuable for everyone working to improve teachingand learning in higher education." ? L. Dee Fink , author, Creating Significant LearningExperiences "Informed by encounters with hundreds of faculty in theirworkshops, these two accomplished teachers, assessors, and facultydevelopers have created another essential text. Current faculty, aswell as graduate students who aspire to teach in college, willcarry this edition in a briefcase for quick reference to scores ofexamples of classroom teaching and assessment techniques and waysto use students' classroom work in demonstrating departmental andinstitutional effectiveness." ? Trudy W. Banta , author, Designing EffectiveAssessment

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