DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A GRADE CHECKING SYSTEM (CASE STUDY OF UNN))

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Abstract

This paper presents an online grading system that was developed to collect, process, and return
the grades produced by juries using a series of rubrics in a first year project-based design course.
It discusses the design requirements, features, and implementation of the online grading system,
as well as reactions from course faculty and staff members. It is shown that this system has a
number of advantages over analog grading methods, including scalability, real-time feedback on
the status of grading, the reduced potential for human error in compiling grades, the ability for
jury members to grade remotely and to revise their grades after submission, the ability for course
administrators to easily review grading results and remove statistical outliers from the score set,
the ability to return both provisional and final grades to the course faculty, staff, and students in a
timely manner, and the ability to archive and export grading data for future use. Although the
online system is a clear improvement over paper-based rubrics, it is also shown that small details
can interfere with usability and thus user satisfaction and that compatibility with mobile devices
is a necessary, but still unaddressed, requirement.

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