Saturday, May 9, 2009

Advice on how to grade in order to avoid those pesky student appeals

Here's some good advice from Inside Higher Ed. about how to minimize the number of students who challenge their grades by communicating expectations more clearly and effectively before those assignments are turned in. 

One great read on grade appeals is Marcia Ann Pulich’s, 'Student Grade Appeals Can Be Reduced' published in 1983 in Improving College and University Teaching.Although it’s dated, many of the concepts are still applicable. In short, Pulich advises professors to communicate grading policies clearly and stick to them. She advocates a simple grading method and recommends that professors check to see that students understand individual grades and how they relate to their final in-class grade.

Read the full story here.

I am the scholarship dude.

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