Lunch & Learn: Optimizing Grading Transparency
Wednesday, March 13 2024; 12:00 - 1:15pm on Zoom
All faculty received an Outlook invitation from Samberg.
One of the most common reasons students contest grades is because they don't understand how a grade was earned. Faculty work hard to make their assessment structure clear, but different grading expectations across higher education and even within CBS can still allow for confusion from students. Effective strategies for minimizing confusion (and thus contested grades) include clear rubrics, concrete instructions for assignments, and objective language. Through this interactive Lunch and Learn, participants will learn about the common mistakes faculty make in planning assessments and the importance of clarity and concreteness in setting coursework expectations. Further, we will offer actionable ideas to improve grading language and, as well as examples of communicating grading criteria more clearly and effectively.
• Learn the benefits of grading transparently
• Explore key student pain points around grading
• Develop better language surrounding key assessment metrics
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