Assessment Calendar

Hi all,

I wanted to organize the grading of your blogs over the coming weeks as we pass the midpoint of the semester and head into the stretch run. This system of assessment only works if students have some regular feedback in order to make any revisions to their work. With fifty-four students to assess, it’s a challenge to give solid feedback to everyone in a timely manner. My solution is to set up a grading calendar, both in order to organize myself and to make the most efficient use of my time.

Beginning the week of October 20th, I will assess blogs from one class per week on a rotating basis. This will allow me to look through every blog twice in a four week period. I will begin by assessing the Minions during the week of 10/20 and follow that up with We Are Groot during the week of 10/27. I will continue this pattern through the end of the semester.

The schedule will work as follows with a list of what I’ll be checking for below:

  • Week of 10/20 – Minions.
  • Week of 10/27 – We are Groot
    • 6 problem sets (6 points), 4 Seminar Reflections (8 points), and 4 Video Reflections plus (4 points)
    • Natural Philosophy Lab Writeup (5 points)
  • Week of 11/3 – Minions
  • Week of 11/10 – We are Groot
    • 8 problem sets (8 points), 5 Seminar Reflections (10 points), and 6 Video Reflections (6 points)
    • Natural Philosophy Lab Writeup (5 points)
    • Systems of Thought Art Piece (5 points)
    • LED Light Project (10 Points)
  • Week of 11/17 – Minions
  • Week of 11/24 – We are Groot
    • 10 problem sets (10 points), 5 Seminar Reflections (10 points), and 8 Video Reflections (8 points)
    • Natural Philosophy Lab Writeup (5 points)
    • Systems of Thought Art Piece (5 points)
    • LED Light Project (10 Points)
  • Week of 12/1 – Minions
  • Week of 12/8 – We are Groot
    • 10 Problem Sets, 5 Seminar Reflections, 10 Video Reflections
    • Natural Philosophy Lab
    • Systems of Thought Art Piece
    • LED Light Project
    • Quadcopter Writeup

I will grade blogs M – Th. I will grade them alphabetically getting through about seven per night until the class is assessed.

Please contact me with any questions.

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