Tailoring Gradebook Feedback

Tailoring Gradebook Feedback

Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link Doing Discussion Questions Right, the expanded grading rubric for the forum, and any specific instructions for this topic.

From the bullet point list below, select one topic for which you will lead the discussion in the forum this week. Early in the week, reserve your selected topic by posting your response (reservation post) to the Discussion Area, identifying your topic in the subject line. Be specific about your topic so that someone else could select the same bullet point but focus their post differently. By the due date assigned, research your topic and start a scholarly conversation as you respond with your initial or primary post to your own reservation post in the Discussion Area. Make sure your response does not duplicate your peers’ responses.

  • Consider specific strategies to tailor gradebook feedback for a student who is academically unprepared for a given course.
  • Consider specific strategies to tailor gradebook feedback for a student who does not understand course or assignment requirements.
  • Consider specific strategies to tailor gradebook feedback for a student who fundamentally disagrees with course grading.

Additionally, provide a brief paragraph describing your personal experience with effective and ineffective gradebook feedback and how that experience impacted your understanding of the material this week.

As the beginning of a scholarly conversation, your initial post should be:

  • Succinct—no more than 500 words.
  • Provocative—use concepts and combinations of concepts from the readings to propose relationships, causes, and/or consequences that inspire others to engage (inquire, learn). In other words, take a scholarly stand.