Considering the design of an electronic progress-monitoring system

Simon Hooper, Charles Miller, Susan Rose

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Several possible benefits of a computer-based grading system were immediately apparent. It would allow for automatic data aggregation, thereby eliminating the need for counting and recording students’ scores manually. Digital data storage would allow student performance charts to be generated dynamically and to facilitate comparison of individual with group growth patterns. Moreover, of great importance was the potential to change radically the grading experience for teachers. By carefully crafting interfaces, a system could highlight possible errors, change the mechanics of the grading process, and provide access to data visualizations that enhance decision-making. A well-designed scoring system could increase reliability, reduce grading time, improve teachers’ ability to identify writing problems, and improve overall satisfaction with the assessment process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Design in Educational Technology
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781135118969
ISBN (Print)9780415807340
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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