Student Grading

Guides and resources to help with remote learning, student assessment and engagement.

4 Ways Peer Assessment prepares Students for the Real-World

Learn how peer assessment equips students with practical skills for success in the real world and develops critical skills including communication and collaboration.
12 minutes

Engaging Students with Peer Assessment

Students surveyed wanted their professor to have the final say over their grades with the ability to override any student assessment, and they were seeking a more fulfilling assessment experience prioritizing the learning and opportunity for feedback over the specific grade.
5 minutes

Developing Long-Term Memory in Short-Term Summer Courses

The main concern with these summer courses is that the learning environment primes students to encode most of the knowledge they’ve gained as short-term memory. Given the relatively short timeframe of these courses and the mental stress that comes with it, traditional pedagogies used in full terms are not as effective at developing and enhancing student’s long-term memory (Vogel & Schwabe, 2016). Oftentimes, summer courses are still structured in a manner where students complete cumulative assignments that only use lower-level thinking such as memorization. Although this promotes the improvement of students’ knowledge retrieval, the retention of the information gained greatly decays over time as the mental process of fast-paced learning mostly engages the brain’s hippocampus which is where new memories are formed and retrieved from (Jonides & al., 2008; Schapiro & al., 2017; VanElzakker, 2008). 
9 min

How Peer Evaluation Significantly Reduces Grade Disputes

One of the most common misconceptions about peer evaluation is that it opens up opportunities for unqualified students to grade one another which leads to an increased amount of grade disputes. However, in reality, peer evaluation does the opposite and significantly reduces grade disputes as a result of multiple perspective reasoning brought by open peer-to-peer discourse
6 min

Are Your Students Getting Enough Feedback?

Feedback is an integral part of students’ learning process and academic growth. However, faculty resources are limited and a large amount of professors’ time is spent towards grading.
6 min

Cost of Education: How Kritik Adds More Value for Less

Cost of Education: How Kritik adds more value for less
7 min

What is Peer Assessment?

Peer assessment is a powerful tool instructors can utilize to help students learn, analyze, and engage more deeply in their understanding of course content.
4 min

7 Ways to Implement Online Peer Assessment

7 ways to implement online peer assessment
5 min

6 Ways Peer Assessment Enhances Student Learning Online

6 ways peer assessment can enhance student learning online
8 min

How to Make Grading More Equitable for Students

We outline the bias present in grading today & provide tips for instructors to make grading more fair and equitable for their students.
7 min

Peer-to-Peer Curation Activities Boost Higher-Order Thinking

Learn how to use Curation Activities to help students develop Higher-Order Thinking skills.
9 min.

Measuring Student Engagement for Large Classes

How can you as an instructor measure the effectiveness of your teaching when you have over 300 students? Find out more.
5 min

Why Calibrated Peer Review Saves Professors Time

See how calibrated peer review can save professors grading time while ensuring students receive optimal feedback on assignments.
9 min

How to Maximize Your Peer Evaluations Results

Learn what you need to do to maximize the results of your peer evaluations
5 min

Value of Peer Feedback Beyond the Classroom

Critical and motivational feedback feedback increases productivity, overall knowledge retention and more quality in students work.
4 minutes

Crafting Analytical Rubrics for Higher Education

Building a rubric from scratch can seem like a very daunting task. Rubric-based assessments are a useful tool for a variety of reasons:
6 minutes

Calibrated Peer Review

If you spend 20+ hours grading papers or assignments, then you know how powerful it is to have automated online grading software that works
5 minutes