ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT WORK

THOUGHTS FOR PRESERVICE AND BEGINNING TEACHERS (35)

MARK STUDENTS WORK WITH CARE

When marking assignments, take care to moderate for the sake of consistency. Mark a few papers at a time and take regular, head-clearing breaks. Come back refreshed to each marking stint.

THE JOY OF MARKING WORK UNDERPINNED BY PRIDE IN PRESENTATION

When marking, it is an absolute joy to encounter rhe work of students who take time and care with meeting presentation requirements. Carefully referenced work is also a pleasure to read and assess. When assessing student work, I tried to think of mself as might the student. How would/will I ‘feel’ when checking the assigned grade? Will I be elated, happy, relieved, disbelieving or despairing? At the same time, picking up on errors and empathetically addressing them was important.

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