ERIC Number: EJ1063455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
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Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Grading through the Use of Computer-Assisted Grading Rubrics
Anglin, Linda; Anglin, Kenneth; Schumann, Paul L.; Kaliski, John A.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v6 n1 p51-73 Jan 2008
This study tests the use of computer-assisted grading rubrics compared to other grading methods with respect to the efficiency and effectiveness of different grading processes for subjective assignments. The test was performed on a large Introduction to Business course. The students in this course were randomly assigned to four treatment groups based on the grading method. Efficiency was measured by the professor's time to grade the assignments; effectiveness was measured by a student satisfaction survey. Results suggest that the computer-assisted grading rubrics were almost 200% faster than traditional hand grading without rubrics, more than 300% faster than hand grading with rubrics, and nearly 350% faster than typing the feedback into a Learning Content Management System. Results also seemed to indicate that the use of a computer-assisted grading rubric did not negatively affect student attitudes concerning the helpfulness of their feedback, their satisfaction with the speed with which they received their feedback, or their satisfaction with the method by which they received feedback.
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Grading, Computer Assisted Testing, Evaluation Methods, College Students, Experimental Groups, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Time, Student Surveys
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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