Assessment and Testing

More Efficient and Effective Grading

"Ten Tips for More Efficient and Effective Grading" (online article) suggests the following:

  • Make it "one and done": correct an error once, but highlight repeated instances of it.
  • Bank comments.
  • Frontload feedback.
  • Focus on global comments vs local corrections for severely problematic assignments. 
  • KISS (Keep It Simple for Students).
  • Consider your attitude and approach: privilege student learning.
  • Make conscious use of comments for future value.
  • Avoid surprises: use a rubric.
  • Remember less is more.
  • Include questions for "reflective, critical thinking."
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