As a new teacher, one of the resources I found most helpful in shaping my grading practices was Grant Wiggins’s advice on feedback and assessment. Meaningful feedback, he suggests, is much more than assigning a grade or even offering recommendations for improvement. Rather, meaningful feedback is descriptive, “play[ing] back” the student’s performance and connecting it to the learning outcomes of the course.
Here is an article from one of UW-Stout’s graduate students from the E-Learning and Online Teaching Program. Megan, all your instructors are proud of your accomplishments!