Marking Examinations (Tertiary Education)
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9 June 2021 at 2:39:57 am
Marking allows us to understand the student's performance and intervene promptly to help them learn better.
Here, we identified the good practices in marking;
1) For first timer as a marker in the module, I will find time to mark with experienced markers to identify how to address grey areas in marking.
For example, if the answer is not in the answer sheet but based on our experiences, it is logical, what should we do? This is when we will establish marking criteria to align with the module objective
2) During marking, we should always stick to the module's intention rather than personal preference and relationship with the student. This is unfair and is unprofessional as a lecturer to do so.
Moreover, there will always be quality control whereby experienced markers will pick a few marked scripts to vet and question if need be. If caught and you can't explain logically, you will be removed, and your reputation will be negatively affected.
3) Depending on the school's regulation, you may hire someone or ask a junior colleague to assist you in marking if you are overwhelmed with other areas of work. You will only need to go through the papers after the marking and clarify doubts if the marker has.
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