DailyDirt: Making The Grade…

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Technology can be very useful for helping teachers reach out to more students and for spreading information efficiently among schools. Some grading can be automated, but obviously not all grading can be done with heuristics and strict rules. Here are just a few examples of grading challenges that teachers are already facing that might need some technological improvement.

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Anonymous Coward says:

If everyone gets a zero, and the grade is based on a percentage of the highest score, then the score received is 0/0. That’s undefined. The professor would be perfectly justified in giving everyone a zero, or whatever grade he feels like.

But even if that were not the case, if I were grading, any student who refused to attempt the test would fail. I don’t care if the math somehow says you get 100%. And if there was a stupid “rules are rules and you can’t give a grade lower than what’s in the syllabus” policy, I’d find an excuse to give one student one point of extra credit on that test nobody took.

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