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Grading Assessments

Grading Assessments
Viewing and Grading Tests

Once the students have completed their assessments, the next step is to grade the submissions. From the Grade Center, you can:

  • Score question types that require manual grading (short answer, essay, file response)
  • Review automatically scored questions
  • Provide students with feedback

In the Grade Center, there is a column for every assessment you have created. Within the assessment, some types of questions, such as true/false and multiple choice are graded automatically, while others, such as essay questions, must be graded manually.

  1. On the Control Panel, click "Grade Center" under Evaluation.
  2. In Grade Center, "locate the cell for the student's test containing an exclamation mark". The exclamation mark appears when a test requires grading.
  3. Move the mouse pointer "over the cell" to see the Action link.
  4. Click the "Action link" to access the contextual menu.
  5. Select "View Grade Details".
  6. On the Grade Details page, under Attempts, "click the Action link next to the exclamation mark" to access the contextual menu.
  7. Select "Open Attempt".
  8. On the Grade Test page, review the student's answers, grade any questions that require manual grading, and enter Feedback, if desired.
  9. Click "Submit". You are returned to the Grade Details page.

Evaluation Pt 1

Evaluation Pt 2

Evaluation Pt 3

Overriding Grades
  1. In Grade Center, "locate the cell containing the student's graded test to override".
  2. "Move the mouse pointer over the cell" to see the Action link.
  3. Click the "Action link" to access the contextual menu.
  4. Select "View Grade Details".
  5. On the "Grade Details" page, under Current Grade Value, click "Override".
  6. The Override field opens. "Edit the Current Grade Value".
  7. Optionally, enter "Feedback to User" which explains the grade change.
  8. Optionally, enter "Grading Notes" for yourself.
  9. Click "Save". The updated Grade Details page appears.

Overriding grades

The Override field collapses and the new grade is now the Current Grade Value.

Overriding Grades Pt 3

In the Grade Center Column, the new grade is shown with a Cell Modified Icon in the cell's corner, indicating the grade has been modified. The icon can be deleted using the contextual menu and selecting Clear Cell Modified Icon.

Clearing Attempts
  1. In Grade Center, "locate the cell containing the student's test grade to clear".
  2. "Move the mouse pointer over the cell" to see the Action link.
  3. Click the "Action Link" to access the contextual menu.
  4. Select "View Grade Details".
  5. On the Grade Details page, under Attempts, click the "Action link" next to the current grade to access the contextual menu.
  6. Select "Clear Attempt". A warning message appears.
  7. Click "Ok".
  8. To return to the Grade Center, click "Ok" at the bottom of the page, or use the breadcrumbs.

Clearing Attempts

Editing Grades

Occasionally you may need to edit a test grade. For example, if a student successfully defends his answer selection for an automatically graded question, you can adjust the grade. There may be other times when you need to allow a student to retake a test. For example, if a student encountered technical problems and only partially completed a test, you can clear the grade to allow a retake of the test.

Editing Grades

Viewing Statistics

For each test in the Grade Center, you can view Column and Attempt Statistics.

Column Statistics:

Column Statistics provide information on overall class performance, including:

  • Statistics, such as standard deviation and average score
  • Status distribution
  • Grade distribution

You can use this information for a rapid analysis of how well your students learned the material. In addition, you can compare the performance of the current class to other sections or previous terms. The Column Statistics page also lists how many tests are "in progress" and how many need grading or are exempt. You will also find the grade distribution for the test in the final column.

Attempts Statistics:

Attempts Statistics show you how students fared on each question. Since the overall quality of a test depends upon the quality of individual test questions, these statistics are also helpful in determining if content was unclear or questions were misinterpreted. Statistics will be available for the following:

  • The average score of each question
  • the number of graded student attempts
  • The number of unanswered responses
  • The distribution of student responses for each question

Viewing Statistics

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Last Updated: 3/20/13