Resource: Ten Tips for More Efficient and Effective Grading

By Ish Stabosz
Center for Creative Instruction & Technology
Delaware Technical Community College
George Campus

Last week, I started my series on the book Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning.  Shortly after that post was published, Karen Yanovitch (instructor at the Stanton campus) shared with the English department an article from Faculty Focus titled Ten Tips for More Efficient and Effective Grading. I thought the timing of Karen’s find was perfect, so I wanted to share it as a sort of practical follow-up to my series.

In this article, author Victoria Smith shares simple strategies for getting through your grading without wasting your weekend or leaving your students devoid of feedback. One highlight of the article is some helpful advice from Royce Sadler (who is also quoted in my previous post) on when to provide feedback. Sadler points our that feedback on summative assessments is not as effective as feedback on formative ones, because students have no need to make use of it. To put it practically: comment on the first draft or the quiz–not the final draft or the exam.

Read the full article to learn more here.

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