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I think what really resonated with me after reading about Subjective and Objective Assessments is that adequate and appropriate assessments are not easy to create.  A poorly constructed test will result in grades that may not accurately reflect what has been learned. 

Subjective tests are evaluated by giving an opinion. Objective test, on the other hand, have right or wrong answers.  Subjective tests are more challenging to prepare, administer, and evaluate correctly; essays are a good example of subjective assessments.  Rubrics should be used in evaluating essays and should be shared with students with clear guidelines to help them focus on their writing.  In my classes, I use a lot of essay questions in my midterm or final assessments and provide an example of a sufficient response to ensure they understand the topic and are not just writing nonsense or providing a generalized answer.

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