Grading by Response Category: A simple method for providing students with meaningful feedback on exams in large courses

  title={Grading by Response Category: A simple method for providing students with meaningful feedback on exams in large courses},
  author={Cassandra A. Paul and Wendell H. Potter and Brenda Weiss},
  journal={The Physics Teacher},
As instructors, we want our students to develop a deep understanding of course material, and feedback is essential in their sense-making process. Providing effective individualized feedback to students in large courses is especially difficult. While researchers suggest,1 and many instructors of large courses are,2,3 incorporating interactive techniques that allow peer feedback, studies have shown that it's important for students to also have direct feedback from the instructor.4 Since the… 
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