It's been said that the only constant in life is death and taxes. As Instructors, we might add marking to the list!
With many Instructors facing end of term marking, today we wanted to share an innovation from RRC Instructor Carolyn Schmidt that might help. Carolyn teaches Professional Development in Applied Computer Education.
With larger class sizes and many international students, she was struggling with the time required to mark a particular assignment that required students to demonstrate strong writing and formatting skills. Students were expected to submit a draft (worth 50% of the assessment), and then a final version based on her feedback (worth 50% of the assessment).
To improve the process, here is her three-step technique:
Carolyn has noted many benefits of this multi-step process that uses more formative assessment: “The final versions are so much stronger. While it has taken some of the pressure off me to do it all, students are learning other meaningful skills like how to give, receive and use feedback. The multi-step process is focused not on a grade, but on mastery of the skill."
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