I work within a training environment and for a boss who feels very strongly about grammar. He is in agreement that a poorly worded assessment item full of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors will result in not only lower marks but will begin to form a bias as to the competence of the student.

I on the other hand am more concerned about the concepts and whether they have full analysed the issues. Spelling and grammar can be corrected but if you fail to understand an idea or concept and cannot articulate it, then this is much more of a concern.

My views anyway from here in Australia 🙂