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Strategies for Grading Workshop: Additional Resources

Posted by on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Events, News.

CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow, Beth Koontz, offers additional resources on grading and assessing student work.

The CFT recently hosted a teaching workshop on Effective and Efficient Grading focusing on the purposes of grading and how to grade in ways that help students learn more deeply and save time for the instructor.

This post provides some resources related to this event that you might find helpful, in addition to the CFT’s teaching guide on the subject.


Grading Links to Explore


Grading Student Work from the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching

Tips on grading efficiently and fairly from Boston University Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching

Providing timely and frequent feedback from The Idea Center

Grading for Optimal Student Learning from the Association for Psychological Science

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS)

Five Ways to Improve Your Teaching from UC Berkeley

Online Guide for Classroom Assessment Techniques from Center for Teaching Excellence, Iowa State University

Grading Essays

Tip Sheet for Grading from the Stanford University Center for Teaching And Learning

Turn It In online plagiarism checker and collaborative writing tool

Viper, a free online plagiarism checker

Plagiarism prevention resources from

Grading Problem Sets/ Homework/ Short Answers

Grading Numerical Problem Solving from University of Pittsburgh

How Do I Grade Short Answer Tests? from the Teaching Effectiveness Program at the University of Oregon

Grading Rubric for Problem Sets from College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State

Grading Lab Reports

Grading Lab Reports from the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh

Best Practices for Grading Laboratory Reports from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan

Assessing Student Performance: Grading Lab Reports, Problem Sets, and Exam Questions from the CITRL Network

Grading Lab Reports from LabWrite at NC State University


Rubrics: What Are They Good For? by Barbara E. Walvoord, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, University of Notre Dame

Grading Rubrics: Examples of Rubric Creation from UC Berkeley

Assessment & Evaluation of Student Learning from the Cal State Chico Rubric for Online Instruction

Rubistar – Online tool helps you create rubrics for your learning activities



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