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Tool: Defining process expectations

Many teachers are concerned about student motivation and self-esteem, and therefore include, in their assessment program, process criteria--student effort, class behavior and work habits collected from daily work, quizzes, homework, class participation, punctuality of assignments or attendance.

One issue related to using process criteria is that the findings can be quite subjective if clear indicators are not set and articulated to students. Many report cards now report this type of information separately, listing grades for learning skills, effort, work habits and those based on achievement and performance (Guskey, Educational Leadership, pp. 21 – 22).

Use the following charts to record your expectations for student effort, classroom behavior and work habits:

Student effort

General expectations:

 

Acceptable

Not Acceptable

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom behavior

General expectations:

 

Acceptable

Not acceptable

 

 

 

 

 

Work habits

General expectations:

 

Acceptable

Not Acceptable

 

 

 

 

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