Education Journal


2007.第35卷第1期(Vol. 35 No. 1).pp. 113–139



Language Teachers’ Abilities of Evaluating Essay Marking Qualities

何萬貫(Man-Koon HO)





How does good marking of essay looks like? How about language teachers’ abilities of evaluating essay marking qualities? It seems that the research on this field is lacking. This article reports a study of which the main focus was to find out the problems of Chinese language teachers on evaluating essay marking qualities and the nature of the problems.

A total of 40 secondary Chinese language teachers were chosen for analysis. The result shows that the language teachers mostly evaluated from the macroscopic point of view. They believed that a teacher of better essay marking quality results in more markings in an essay. Meanwhile, some teachers’ abilities on evaluating every single marking were not desirable.