Educational leaders' perceptions about ethical practices in student evaluation

Robert L. Johnson, Susan K. Green, Do Hong Kim, Nakia S. Pope

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The Student Evaluation Standards call for student evaluations to be ethical, fair, useful, feasible, and accurate. However, little is known about educators' perceptions about the ethics of student evaluation practices. This study was designed to examine the degree of agreement among administrators about ethical student evaluation practices. It describes the results from a Web-based survey of principals and principal candidates in which they read a brief scenario and indicated whether the student evaluation practice in the depiction was ethical or unethical. Results show diversity in educators' perceptions about the ethicality of student evaluation practices and indicate a need for continued dialog and professional training of practitioners in ethical conduct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-530
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Evaluation
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Classroom assessment
  • Ethics
  • Student evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Strategy and Management


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