POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF TEACHER ASSESSMENT BIAS IN SCHOOLS, Cristina Tripon

Abstract
Subjectivism in evaluation is the negative phenomenon that violates ethical and sociological norms, it can reverse values, placing low-performance students above high-performance ones, thus enveloping some of them. Subjectivity can lead to demobilization, psychic traumas for the inmates, misinforming of society. Once teachers categorize a student, they tend to use that “student category” as a reference point for interpreting learner behaviour; they use the knowledge about the category in which they placed the student mentally to understand his/her behaviour.
The present paper analyses the results obtained, both from the learners’ and teachers’ perspective towards the perception of the evaluation, of the labelling of the evaluation or of the influence of these labels on the academic performances among the beneficiaries. The data obtained from the research are interesting from the perspective of the different perceptions of both teachers and students on how to use the assessment, as well as the discrepancies in the category of biases and patterns frequently used in educational practice.

Key words: evaluation pattern, evaluation labelling, evaluation bias

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