Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Grading Test Relection

Today, in class, you all diligently graded your tests in groups, collaborating on the correct answers and discussing any discrepancies. Please reflect upon the process; you must respond to the question and ALSO respond to one other person's comment for full credit.

By grading collaboratively-What did it teach you? What did you take away? Was this a good measure of your learning and effort? Do you believe your group was honest and forthcoming in giving, or not giving, credit to individuals? Were there any problems?

31 Comments:

Blogger tyler said...

I think what grading other peoples tests showed me was responsibilitie. It showed me that these people can trust me in grading their tests. And that I could trust them as well as they can trust me. I had no problems with them and they had no problems with me. But I might want to speak up once and a while so that everyone can hear me properly.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Alex A. said...

Grading collaboratively taught me to work with other people to get an answer to the questions. I think that after doing this I will be more open-minded towards what others said, and see that I did not get the only right answer. I think that this was a good measure of learning and effort, beacuse, when we had questions, we came to a group consensus, and didn't just have an outlet, like going to a teacher, like we normally would. I think that our group was vey honest, because any questions that could have been wrong were discussed as a group, it was not just up to individual interpretation. There were not any propblems with grading our tests in this manner, because we all had input to give to the group. I also agree with Tyler, that this was a good way to trust other people with our tests.

3:23 PM  
Blogger TrevorG2 said...

I think that it all depends on who was in your group. In my group every body was very good at asking the whole group wether or not you got credt on that problem. It
was a very opun conversasion. Any thing you had a question on the whole group had a say on the outcome. We all got along very well.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Chelsea R. said...

I think that it taught us to be open and ask questions and not just sit back and let the rest of the group do the work. I learned that if everybody participates in a group exercise it is better for you and it can be more fun as well. I agree with tyler that when working in a group you can learn to trust other people to make the right judgement about things and that they will be fair when grading. My group worked really well with eachother. We asked questions about the test and came up with a group answer about it, most of time. We had no problems in doing this.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Hannah J said...

Grading collaboratively worked very well in my group becasue everyone in my group shared what they said and together we decide how many points they should recieve. We were all honest becasue between all of us working together there was never favoritism. It taught me to work as a group to figure out problems or decideing if their answer made sense. It was challenging though becasue if we didn't know if they were correct or not it was hard to decided if they got credit or not. It helped to have a bigger group so we could compare to make sure we were all on the same page.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Phillip G. said...

I think that being able to grade eachothers tests was like tyler said a great deal of responsibility. We were trusted to grade their tests trustworthy and give them the points they desurved. Grading collaboratively I learned that if im not sure about an answer I can just ask the group we can discuss the problem and come up witha a solution. Yeah I think this was a good measure of our learning because we can't just do a test and never discuss and when we grade the tests our selves we discuss it as a group. My group was honest. We didn't give points for just answering the question. We read it and made sure it went with the question correctly. No problems that I remember.

5:17 PM  
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5:18 PM  
Blogger Mike W. said...

Grading other's papers showed me how much differently we think as individuals. It made me realize how important people are to the creation of modern technology. How you can express your thoughts are an unique thing you need to look at. Looking at your thoughts makes you a more understanding person to the world around you! Even writing this blog shows people how my thoughts are so important to well...anything! So next time you express your thoughts, think about how much the person next to you could use that thought for something unimaginable.

5:57 PM  
Blogger strahan k said...

Grading other peoples tests I think is good. It actually makes me pay attention to I have to correct someone elses. I took away a sense of responsibility from this because it gives me something I have to do instead of just listing to someone go over the answers. I think that it was a good measure of learning and effort because you can ask a question right away in the group because you dont have to rais your hand and have the posibility of forgetting what you wanted to say by the time you get called on to ask the question. I think that my group was honest and forthecomeing because if we had a question about what someone wrote then we would ask the person what they mean by what they said and ask if they think it should be wrong or write if it was a questionable call. Then if it was obviously wrong we would tell the person that we were going to mark them wrong and then explain why. There were not any problems in the group.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Kelsey W said...

By grading collaboratively taught me that everybody has different ways of explianing their answers. I now know that peoplehave different ways of explianing thier opinions and thoughts. I dont think that this was a good measure of your learning and effort because people can easily cheat this way. Yes, i thought the majority of muy group was very honest. there were only a few problems in our group which was good.

7:11 PM  
Blogger mattc said...

In the process of grading each others test taught me cooperation. We needed to work together so we were able to get the right answer. If we were unable to acomplish that task, the papers would never get graded. While the grading i realized that in life we need to work together or it is impossible to move through life. During the grading process we all were honest and forthcoming in all our papers. Our group had no problems while grading. We all shared each others papers and said what we liked about each others papers. We also said what was wrong and right. So this group work worked out real well. I also think tyler was right too, grading papers is a responsibility. you have to trust every one else and they have to trust you too.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Adam T said...

Grading collaboratively taught me that each person has different perspectives and opinions. This is good because you need to hear someone else’s point-of-view. In my group almost every time we got something different.
From this group activity, I took away some new ideas. I think that it is good to hear other people’s thoughts because then you can reflect and ask each other questions.
I don’t think that this was a good measure of learning. I think that the effort was there, but it was hard to learn when no one really agreed on anything.
I would like to believe that my group was honest. But because of all of our different answers, it made it very difficult to grade.
The only problem that I had was the difficulty of the grading. I don’t know about the other groups, but I know that we had a very hard time coming up with the grade and agreeing with one another.
I agree with Mike and what he said. We both think that it is good to hear other people’s opinions and views.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Tabitha M said...

Grading are own papers taught me, that we all have our own opinon on what is right and what is wrong. I would rather stick to having a teacher grading it, knowing that her opinon is the same for everyone. It was a different learning measure. I can't say I learned much from it only to see how other kids responded and answered their questions. Also how we graded it and decided what was right and wrong. I believe that mostly we were honest with our scoring. I know that the person who graded my paper was maybe a little to fair. On some papers we did let different/unique answers slide. There were some problems with deciding what was right and what was wrong, expecially with half right and half wrong problems.

7:33 PM  
Blogger Lauren L said...

By grading our tests in class it taught me that everyone looks at everything in a diffrent perpective. In my group we all had similar answers, it was just that different people had different ways to express their answer. Some people are very detailed with their answers and gave lots of examples but then others just got to the point. In the end we all mostly had the same anwsers. I think this was a good learning experience because we all got to work together to find out what the answer was and it wasn't like grading normaly, we got to discuss it this time. I believe my group was very honest and forthcoming when it came to grading. If it was obviously wrong no one argued we just marked it wrong and went on. I also agree with Tabitha though on how she said we should just leave grading to the teacher because then everyone will get a fair grade because the teachers opinion will be the same for everyone.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Brianne D. said...

Usually I don't like my classmates grading my work, but I enjoyed how this method worked today. Especially today, it taught me that in literature there are many ways to interpret a story. There were so many different answers, which meant that there are no wrong answers. The idea I took away from this is that as long as you support your answer and it makes sense, it is correct, because it's your interpretation. I believe this was a good measure of learning, because you got to hear other people’s answers and in a way see their personalities through how they interpreted the story. I think my group was fair and gave credit where needed, because we would read the answer and then justify by if it made sense or we would ask another group member. This was helpful because we got a second opinion. I liked what Tyler said was true, because if you think about how we graded we did have a big responsibility on our hands. Our classmate’s grades and learning was on our shoulders.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Jared D said...

When we graded today we discussed about the answer in our group. It feels like I retained the knowledge more than I would if I would of just turned it in and forgot about it. It seems that I took away a lot more. I think it was a good measure of our thinking becuase it got everybody in the group involved and pitching in their own ideas. Our group did grade fairly cus we gave out the answers to everyone and we discussed if they were right or wrong. We didnt have any problems in our group.
I have to agree with Trevor about our group. We did get along really well.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Kevin Y said...

By grading each others paper in class today it tought me that we all have a different way of saying things. Like what Alex said I think I will be more opened minded towards others, and see that I did not get the only right answer. I think that it was a good thing and that we should do it more often because I thought that I learned a lot from it. I believe that our group was very honest and we definitely gave each other the amount that we deserved. I don't remember any problems that we had but I think that we might have had a few.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Spencer S. said...

I think that the grading type that we did today was better than the teacher just going over the homework with everyone. Some People dont feel comfortable to ask questions in a big class like that, because the person doesnt know everyone there and he or she might be afraid to ask a question in tha big of a class. I know that is mostly true for me so it helped a lot to be in a small group like that. I felt more open to ask questions and stuff like that. And, I think that trevor gardner had a good point it all depends on who is in your group. If it is all just slackers and people who just want to get it done then that obviously would be a bad group, but if its a group with people who want to pass and actually stay on task, then that obviously would be way better than slackers.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Sara A. said...

When grading other peoples papers I noticed their thought processes and their opinions on this story. I thought that it was interesting how pretty much everyone in my group had different opinions on what the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution were. We all had different opinions whether or not our answers were right or not but I think that my group was very honest on what the answers were. I agree with Adam when he says that it is a good idea to grade each others papers because it is good to hear everyones point-of-view. Everyone has their own opinions and sometimes it is good to hear what other people have to say because there can be more than just one answer.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Allison M. said...

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8:33 PM  
Blogger rachelb said...

When we graded eachothers papers in class today, I felt like I got more out of it. I agree with Brianne when she said that she doesnt usually like other people grading her work. And it can be difficult to grade other peoples work, but I think that by reading each persons answers and discussing them allowed, we didnt just see if our answer is correct, we were able to see another answer and why they were correct. I think it was a good lesson becuase we were able to argue with eachother and let our voices be heard. It was nice to be able to justify our reasonings because sometimes it may be too scary to do that with a teacher. I think our group was honest, if there was something that was questionable we didnt just give it to them, we made them explain their reasons. There were not any problems in the group that I was in. We all agreed on most everything. I liked what we did and I think we should do it again.

8:35 PM  
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8:36 PM  
Blogger Allison M. said...

I think that grading in a group with other people taught me to work better with other people, and it also taught me to ask more questions to help me understand. I learned that it's important to support your reasoning. I think this was a good measure of our learning because we acccomplished something and it also made class fun, because we got to discuss things with our classmates. I do think our group was honest and gave credit to individuals. We all worked together very well, and I don't think we had any problems. I agree with Chelsea when she said it taught us to be more open and not just sit back. I think alot of times people just sit back and let everyone else do the work, and I think in class today we all learned to put forth more effort.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Jenna F said...

I agree with Tyler. When we changed papers to grade them I felt that I had to be responsible in order to give the person's paper I had a fair grade. If I didn't do it properly then the person would have a bad or too good grade and that would be unfair to me, them and anyone else in the class.
I also agree with Alex A. Working with people is the only way to get most things done. Without interacting with other people we are unable to understand and do things. It is a great idea to interact on certain occasions but sometimes you need solitude. I mean that having other people look at your work can be kind of embarassing. I agree with Brianne, it is nerve racking but sometimes it can be good.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Jason K. said...

Grading other peoples test really showed how honest people are. You can't just give your friends a good grade because there your friend. to me you have to deserve to get the good grade. You can't just give them it. I learns how to really trust people that i didn't really know well. It was a good measure of learning because you had to ask other people in your goup what they tahought was a good answer and if the answer of the person you were grading was a good answer. I think our group was honest. We were able to ask each other question about the test so we could get a really good grasp on the question so everyone knew what we thought was the best answer for the question.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Ky K. said...

It tought me that there is usually not just one right answer mostly your group can have like three different answers that are all right. I took away that it's not always the best to give your partner the point when he really got it wrong. It helped me be more honest. This was a good measure of learning like tyler said because it helps me learn to trust other people as well as them trusting me. I think that our group was very honest and that we only gave credit to each other if we all agreed on it. I agree with Chelsea also because when we do activities like that than it is more fun and it is educational.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Lia W-H said...

It taught me more about what I got wrong, so I would understand it the next time. Well I agree with Chelsea R. it made us get into the work and not just sit back and have your group do the work. I think that my group was honest in giving credit to individuals. We discussed anything that we thought with the person’s paper we were grading. If we still couldn’t decide we asked the whole group. I had a problem reading my person’s paper, but I don’t think that was a too big of deal.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Danielle H. said...

I defiantly loved grading in groups; I get a lot from it. I see how other people or other ways to interpret the story. I also can get an explanation of a wrong answer I get from a group member. This was a good measure of my learning because I got to get into more depth of the story when talking to my group. I also liked how most of my group worked together to come up with a correct answer. My group was defiantly honest when someone got something wrong they were marked down for it. There was one person in my group who didn't finish his test or talk and interact with the rest of the group. Though the other three of us talked a lot about the story while having fun! That was about the only problem we had the whole time we graded. I also strongly agree with Matt C. He said that grading collaborating taught him how he will need to interact with people through out his life and this is a good way to practice. I believe this to because in almost no matter what job you do there is another person that you will need help from or a work with. If you don't learn social skills soon when will you?

9:28 PM  
Blogger Joyce B. said...

Grading collaboratively taught me that it helps to have a group. If you’re not sure about an answer and you want to be fair you can ask another member of the group what their opinion is. I found that it is very hard to grade someone else’s test because we weren't even positive what the correct answers were. Also it is hard for me to give someone a bad grade even if I am not their friend, but I tried my best to be fair. I think it was a good measure of our learning and effort because, you can tell who in your group was just trying to get it done and who was putting a lot of thought and effort in to it. I think mostly my group was honest, but I think I got a lower grade than I earned because at first the person grading my test marked me down for not having a flashback. I think their were problems of giving someone to high or low of a score even when that wasn't meant. I agree with Jenna that you have to try hard when grading someone else’s paper to be fair because everyone should get the grade they earned.

9:45 PM  
Blogger max l said...

By grading with a lot of different people it showed what work we can get done. We graded but with the help of a lot of different people. When i was going to grade something wrong or right one of the other team members gave his opinion. So what i thought was a wrong answer may have turned into a right answer, or the other way around. It was fun but we managed to get work done in the process, I worked on one paper and so did everyone else. Even for us with all guys we still managed to get work done.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Colby K said...

Grading collaboratively taught me many things but it mostly taught me about working together to get things done faster. It only took my group and I about fifteen minutes to grade five papers. It makes life alot easier for the teacher, and it's kind of fun to see everyone elses grades! It also let me know my grade really fast. I thought it was nice to be able to know what I got right then and there. I think I would also have to agree with what Tyler said about teaching us a great deal of responsibility because we had to grade the papers fairly even if the person you were grading was your friend. Overall it was a good experience that taught me about working together and responsibility.

7:15 PM  

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