What is "Objective scoring." Is there any relationship of objective scoring apper in the following scenerio.   7th grade writing classroom. The writing teacher ask the students to mark and...

What is "Objective scoring." Is there any relationship of objective scoring apper in the following scenerio.

 

7th grade writing classroom. The writing teacher ask the students to mark and score their own writing by themselves. What is the benifit the teacher  is trying to achieve by this:

N.B: Is the teacher trying to make the scoring more objective

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Another way to say "objective" is neutral.  When scoring exams, a person must not have any biases or external motivations in order to be objective.  It's virtually impossible, which is why almost all essay scoring is subjective in nature.

Multiple choice exams are often the best examples of objective scoring, as there is only one right answer, and the scorer's bias cannot affect the outcome of whether the student gets the answer right or wrong.

In the scenario you describe, the student is motivated by getting a good grade, and therefore cannot be objective in scoring their own writing.  There is too much incentive to inflate their own scores.

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