Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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“Where did I lose marks?”: Troubleshooting Grading & Feedback Dilemmas

Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Thursday, February 9, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor – CORE

David Chan, TATP Sciences coordinator
Mike Kasprzak, TATP Curriculum Developer

“Where did I lose marks?” “Why did you give me this grade?” “Can you explain this grading rubric?” “Can’t you just increase my grade by a few marks?” These are just some of the questions you often field from students when they receive grades and feedback on their tests, exams, and assignments. Grading remains an important tool for giving feedback on students’ work and is necessary for continued learning, but it can be time-consuming and stressful. In this workshop, we will explore strategies on how to grade consistently and efficiently, as well as how to provide meaningful feedback on students’ work. Topics covered will include types of feedback, consistent and effective feedback, talking to students about grades, troubleshooting grading disputes, communication and marking rubric design.



Blackburn Room


Mike Kasprzak
David Chan