Simple marking tool to support the grading process
Please feel free to make use of this simple excel tool which aims to simplify marking of extended written work and to provide a template for documenting marks.
- Input fields are white shaded
- Add student name
- Adjust weights for assessment objectives
- Consider achievement of assessment objective and enter mark out of 10
- Add explanatory comments clarifying the mark awarded
The main purpose of this approach is to move away from holistic grading. Grading guidelines issued by exam boards are difficult to interpret and achieve consistency with unless there is extensive moderation. A simpler and more consistent approach that is easy to explain and understand might be more helpful and help to minimise moderation tasks and any appeals.