P691G – Graduate Student Professional Development Seminar

Week 4 – Principles of assessment and how to grade quickly, consistently, and effectively


  • List the different types of assessment: formative/summative and formal/informal.
  • Describe what roles grading has in the learning process.
  • Define what a rubric is, why they help in uniformity of grading, and list some of the features of a good rubric.
  • List some strategies for grading quickly, accurately, and consistently.
  • Apply a rubric to a problem.
  • Create a rubric for a given problem.
  • Evaluate your own grading.