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  •  I had a Physics Teacher (6+ / 0-)

    who had a pretty good solution.

    Say we had a test with 10 physics problems. Instead of going through all 10 of a person's answers, she would instead grade by problems.  First she'd grade problem #1 for every student. Then problem #2 for every student, etc.

    This allowed her to be more consistent by being able to quickly know how she was grading a problem, across the entire segment of students.  Secondly, as each problem typically took up a page, or at least a half of page, in all but the first couple of problems, she'd never see a name at the top of the page.

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    by BentLiberal on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 05:59:09 PM PST

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    •  Good method. (1+ / 0-)
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    •  I always graded my tests this way (3+ / 0-)
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      BentLiberal, nomandates, celdd

      First I marked every thing that was wrong. After I saw what kinds of mistakes were made, I could make a rubric- two points for this mistake 3 points for incorrect units, etc. The more times you see a given mistake, the more it annoys you and the more points you "feel" like taking off. The poor students at the bottom of the pile would be really screwed if I just graded straight through.

      Some times I would have all the tests corrected, but told my students I wasn't going to assign grades to them until I was in a better mood. They always approved.

      I do think this potential for grading bias is one reason scanned multiple choice tests are so popular.

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