The title of the essay is ‘Testing Writing in the EFL Classroom: Student Expectations’. The author of the essay is Nahla Nola Bacha. The edition date is April 2000. It is retrived from http://eca.state.gov/forum/vols/vol40/no2/p14.htm
Students’ grade expectations effect testing writing negatively. And it may cause theirs motivation to get lower. Another important topic handled in the essay is writing process is dynamic and changing. And the tesiting should be based on course objectives and methodologies. There are two important aims of testing; first of them is to give feedback during teaching the skill process, the second is to mark and to grade the level of the students. In our time testing is used to grade the level of the students. As in all tests writing tests shoul be evaluated through two criterias; reliability and validity. One survey performed at Lebasene American University. Students had a writing exam and additionaly they were asked their grade expectations. According to the result difference between students’ real grades and expectations are huge. The result of the essay is that teachers should show students’ levels to the students. They can do this by showing professional essays and some other ways.
Grade is important for students in our country, too. As far as I see, the essay criticises high unfair grades. Teachers give high grades to students and students cannot see their real levels. In Turkey, teachers should be more careful while grading students. Additionally, teachers should give more feedbacks in order to show real levels of students to themselves.