Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grading (Student Teaching Summary Post 2)

This is going to be a pretty short post. Here's the very short list of things I want to make sure I'm doing concerning grading this coming year.

- Have an answer key or a very well written rubric to help make grading a mindless task

- When employing standards-based grading, make sure that essential skills (those that aren't covered by your standards) are still part of the curriculum

- Provide a rubric for feedback that is given to students (i.e. a rubric with which I can rate the quality of feedback that I'm giving students)  side note: This may or may not be something that I tell my students about. Mostly I just want to make sure that I'm giving my students quality feedback. 

That's it for grading. Told you it'd be short. As always, comments and feedback are super welcome. 


  1. If you could outsource grading, would you?

    1. I'll tell you what: if I could get a computer to do my grading I'd do it in a heartbeat (provided I understand what the computer is doing and trust that it will actually recognize what I want it to be recognizing). Outsourcing to other people is a little more iffy to me. People are a imprecise. And if the grading is going to be imprecise, I'd like to be the one responsible for the errors. Would you?


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