Grading student problem solutions : The challenge of sending a consistent message

@inproceedings{Hendersona2004GradingSP,
  title={Grading student problem solutions : The challenge of sending a consistent message},
  author={Charles Hendersona and Vince H. Kuo and Patricia A Heller and Kenneth Heller},
  year={2004}
}
  • Charles Hendersona, Vince H. Kuo, +1 author Kenneth Heller
  • Published 2004
Grading sends a direct message to students about what is expected in class. However, often there is a gap between the assigned grade and the goals of the instructor. In an interview study of faculty teaching calculus-based introductory physics, we verified that this gap exists and identified three themes that appear to shape grading decisions: ~1! a desire to see student reasoning, ~2! a reluctance to deduct points from a student solution that might be correct, and ~3! a tendency to project… CONTINUE READING