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Gradescope: Assessment Platform by Turnitin

 To cope up with the increasing reliability of technology we have a new and advanced tool for grading & assessment which will reduce the manual workload of assessing papers and will provide valuable feedback to the students which will have a learning curve for them. The time saved by the instructors in checking papers manually will help them utilize their time more productively & this will also help the institute to keep records for easier accessing with intuitive reports & analysis.


 
Gradescope  is  a  leading remote assessment  and feedback platform that will be a step forward in this new digital world.
Leveraging the digital rubrics and AI in Gradescope will help instructors cut grading times by up to 80%, increase grading consistency and quality of feedback, and dramatically improve instructor/TA workflow vs. traditional grading.

Gradescope provides actionable feedback to both the students & the instructors.Here are 10 ways Gradescope can help your institute turn grading into learning:
 
1. Gradescope Modernizes Traditional Grading
Gradescope was founded with the belief that there has to be a better way to evaluate student work. By combining deep instructor expertise with the latest machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), Gradescope leverages modern technology to dramatically reduce the pain and time associated with traditional grading.
 
2. Gradescope Streamlines the Workflow
By creating a digital record of student work, Gradescope restructures the traditional grading workflow. Gone are the logistical nightmares associated with transporting and returning stacks of paper, marathon grading parties, and lost in-class time; gains are efficiencies that enable high-quality assessment from anywhere at any time.
 
3. Gradescope Promotes Student Equity
Gradescope helps mitigate opportunities for unconscious bias in two key areas:
By helping graders focus exclusively on the content of an individual answer rather than the students’ overall submission or identity.
By helping teams of graders to build, maintain, and apply one aligned grading standard for all students
The result is a fairer learning experience for students and greater consistency across graders.
 
4. Gradescope Enhances Scoring Flexibility
Built in advance or created on the fly, Gradescope’s Dynamic Rubrics can be constructed collaboratively and adjusted at any time, automatically applying changes to previously graded work and creating a reliable real-time standard for all students. Keyboard shortcuts can help speed up the workflow, helping cut grading time even further.

5. Gradescope Promotes Meaningful Feedback
In addition to quick and consistent feedback, Dynamic Rubrics ensure students receive detailed insight into how points were awarded or deducted. With a richer understanding of evaluation criteria and guidelines around concept mastery, instructors can direct students to the best resources for their individual needs.
 
6. Gradescope Systematizes Grading Patterns
Answer groups and AI-Assisted Grading deliver a more methodical approach to reviewing student work. Gradescope helps instructors digitize student submissions and identify patterns, subsequently arranging them in assessable groups. This process helps eliminate redundancies, saves time, and produces higher quality and consistent feedback at scale.
 
7. Gradescope Accelerates Feedback Loops
Once assessment is complete, graders can immediately publish and notify students with a single click, either directly via Gradescope, emailed, or exported to their institutions’ LMS. Students can then review the feedback and quickly manage confusion or disagreement by initiating a Regrade Request. With the Gradescope workflow, feedback can be timely, detailed, and developmental.
 
8. Gradescope Supports Existing Assessments
The breadth of compatible assignment types is wide-ranging - from paper-based exams, quizzes, and homework, to online assignments, programming assignments, and multiple-choice. Gradescope can accommodate assessment preferences, existing assignments without adjustment, and a variety of disciplines, from humanities to the sciences.
 
9. Gradescope Highlights Student Learning
Gradescope produces meaningful and detailed student performance data to help identify knowledge gaps. Per-question and per-rubric item analytics deliver insight into which concepts were mastered and which were misunderstood. Graders can also measure course-level progress and align to key learning objectives with assignment statistics.

10. Gradescope Helps Refine Instruction
The Gradescope data can also inform improvements to assessment and course content. With targeted visibility into students’ areas of strength and weakness, instructors can address potential roadblocks in real-time and scaffold new concepts appropriately. Gradescope also surfaces insights that can guide long-term curricular improvements and refined lessons that ensure critical learning objectives are truly understood.