Essay grading system
A grading system for written reports, papers and essays that combines summative, ipsative and criterion-referenced assessments is outlined. A report is assigned as part of a student’s grade; It is graded against a rubric and feedback is provided; If the grade is below the criterion, say 90%, a second and even a third iteration is to be completed and regraded; A final grade that combines each assessment in manner that rewards initial efforts and maximum improvement is then calculated. Through proper weighting of each evaluation, this grading system encourages students to make a strong initial effort as well as to improve on their work by leveraging the feedback received, furthering their learning and mastery. The system requires more student effort and at least twice the time grading but given added the value it should be considered as a substituted for two standard assignments.
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