Grading Made Easy: My #1 Pro Tip

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Grading made easy
Grading made easy

Doesn’t Everybody Do This?

This is one of those things that I thought everybody did, but I’ve been discovering that it isn’t the case. Whether you use a spreadsheet of some kind, or just pen and paper, this tip will make your life easier and happier come end of the semester when you have to crunch all those numbers. I work on grading throughout the semester and these days at the end, it takes me about 3 minutes per class of 20 to enter a final exam grade, total up the numbers and assign a letter grade. Some teachers-it takes hours.

Grading Made Easy: The Pro Tip

My rule is to never, ever write down a grade on my grade sheet that is not in the form it should be. What I mean by that is that if the test is worth 20% of the student’s final grade, I will always make the test out of 20 points. Projects or homework are equally easy to do this way as well.

The Students Get It

An added bonus of this system is that students are often able to figure out their grades really easily. This can significantly reduce the number of complaints and questions you get at the end of the semester. This will also save you time, which is what I’m all about.

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