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Posted on August 9, 2014 1:07 am
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Aslihan Unal
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Student Involved Grading
Ms. Brown requires her learners to keep all of their work in a portfolio in the classroom. Each contribution to the portfolio is scored and students self-monitor (in addition to teacher monitoring), on the inside cover of the portfolio, their progress on mastering the identified learning targets. Students add academic goals and personal intervention plans to their portfolios, addressing their own learning needs as they progress through the materials. At the end of the grading period, students select the appropriate number of samples of their work (determined by Ms. Brown) to submit for the grade. With each selected item, students are required to add a paragraph explaining why that artifact was selected and what it demonstrates regarding their learning of the content. They then ‘grade’ themselves using their own evidence. Ultimately, Ms. Brown determines the grade, but students are involved in the process and their input informs her final marking. However, Ms. Brown has noted over time that some students grade themselves more harshly than she would have graded them; while some students grade themselves with the highest scores Ms. Brown would not have graded them.
What would you do/recommend for these kinds of situations?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 16, 2014 11:14 pm

syQase
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I recommend that Ms. Brown use rubrics to grade these writings. Ms. Brown can discuss the rubric with the students and model how to use the rubric to grade their writings. The rubrics should be written where there is no gray areas, but very straight forward. Students should be required to provide evidence of their rating when they self assess. Once Ms. Brown has assessed the writings, then she should meet with students and have them present their evidence that supports their ratings.
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Solution 2
Posted October 14, 2014 2:46 am

aruPyR
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One recommendation would be for Ms. Brown to have personal writing conferences where she goes over the grade they gave themselves and how hers differs from theirs. She could also incorporate their score as a portion of the final score, ie: 30% self assessment and 70% teacher assessment. That way the student might take the grading more seriously.
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Solution 3
Posted October 2, 2015 5:01 pm

LeqeHe
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You could involve a lot of things to help the students grade themselves fairly. One thing you can have other students possibly become involved in the grading. After a test you can have the students grade each others test after the person has already graded it themselves to see if they agree with the grade. You keep the other student anonymous on the paper but you keep notes about who graded what paper. Afterwards you have them write why they gave the person that grade and see if you agree with them.
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