qdurham at aol.com
Mon Oct 27 13:07:24 EST 1997
One of the things I find fascinating about this thread is how it deals with
the same perplexities thathave always plagued teachers whose course has
significant "performance" content -- Art, PE, Music, Computers, Etc.
I do have a problem with the objective/subjective dichotomy. One might suggest
that as long as somebody somewhere decides what questions to ask,or until some
marvelous day when exam questions are found chisled into stone tablets on Mt.
Sinai, all exams, in their design and/or evaluation, are inherently
subjective -- dictated by personal bias.
And incidentally, over many years classroom teaching I have made a continuing
and probably-useless survey of how many teachers have ever had a class in
classroom grading. Essentially none. Amazing, considering the fact that a
teacher can get into trouble faster re testing than with any other concern
this side of child molestation. Consider your own background. Maybe ask your
My point is, gentlepersons, hang in there. This is not a new problem.
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