How to Spend Less Time Grading

How to Spend Less Time Grading? Are Online Exams way of future?

Online exams have definitely made their way in to mainstream exams and have easy options to prepare the students for competitive exams. Grading the exam papers and doing it without help of any tools takes  a lot of time. Managing many grades or classes becomes tedious without the right methods. It accumulates work load and develop bias in teacher. They are unable to check the answers as they are or provide the right direction to the students as well.

There are many methods to reduce the grading time and increasing the efficiency of the  teacher.

You are not  working as a copywriter that needs to publish a book, you need to facilitate the growth of the students.

We will discuss here the best practices and methods that will reduce the grading time

Effective exams

The questions or assignment that you give to students can have all the criterion that you are looking for in a compact form. Have a list of all the skills that you are testing in the test.

It will help you in creating efficient and effective question papers in the first place. Are you using a  software for school management  that helps you do it? Do you have a premade question bank? You can filter them and assort them on the base of the skills that they are trying to test.

Rubrics method of grading

It works on the above principle once you have all the criterion set in your head. If you want to measure say the comprehension abilities or the analytical ability of the students. You can add dimensions to the ability like, are the students able to comprehend? If they are able to comprehend but not express it? If they are expressive but not grasping the topic.

Grading them on base of this criterion makes grading easier. 

efective-Exam rubrics method of grading