Ethics in classroom assessment practices: Issues and attitudes

TitleEthics in classroom assessment practices: Issues and attitudes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsGreen, SK, Johnson, RL, Kim, D-H, Pope, NS
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Pagination999 - 1011
Date Published10/2007
ISSN Number0742051X
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , education , Evaluation and Assessment , professional responsibility
AbstractStudent evaluations should “be ethical, fair, useful, feasible, and accurate” [JCSEE (2003). The student evaluation standards. Arlen Gullickson, Chair. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin]. This study focuses on defining ethical behavior and examining educators’ ethical judgments in relation to assessment. It describes the results from a web-based survey of educators in which they read a brief scenario and indicated whether the student evaluation practice in the depiction was ethical or unethical. Results showed strong agreement among the educators on fewer than half of the scenarios presented in this study. These findings suggest that assessment is currently an educational realm without professional consensus.
Short TitleTeaching and Teacher Education
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