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I am going to graduate in May with a Bachelor's Degree in Middle
Grades Education, and throughout my student teaching I have witnessed
teachers letting subjectivity affect their grading. I generally think
that grading should be an objective practice in which all students are
held to the same standard, unless there are circumstances in which
modifications need to be put in place. My question to you is whether
you think grading should be subjective or objective, and what your
suggestions are to create this grading approach?

2013-11-18
Kandace Campbell
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Grading is and always will be a subjective practice. Even a math quiz is subjective because a
teacher makes judgments about what questions, how difficult, what each answer is worth and
so on. The bottom line though is that those subjective judgments need to be based on clear
and transparent learning goals, both the what and the how well.

 

 

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