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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. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Mar 2013 @ 6:06pm

    getting a zero.. should be automatic FAIL

    Hopefully that professor has developed a better grading algorithm... one that accounts for everyone getting the same non-zero score, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Mar 2013 @ 8:30pm

    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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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Mar 2013 @ 8:11am

    I'm taking one of that professor's classes this semester. His policy is now that if everybody gets a zero on a graded item, or if it appears that we are collectively trying to game his curving system, then everybody does in fact get a zero on that item.

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    Grammkl (profile), 7 Jul 2020 @ 2:54am

    Thank you for sharing!

    I always wanted to continue my studies and finish postgraduate studies at my university, so starting from my first year at college I tried to get good grades and pass assignments on time. I had problems with some subjects, but I hired tutors or got help from other students. When I needed to write my graduate student essay, I also tried to do it well, I found a service for editing and checking a graduate student essay right here https://www.essayedge.com/graduate-essay-editing/ and I decided to contact them for help with my written assignment. I'm very pleased with their service, they will do their work excellently and helped me get the high grade for it. It seems to me that everyone who wants to be successful in their studies will look for any opportunity and help in this.

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