My dear students,
When I grade your test you always ask me if you
can earn partial credits rather than be graded on
an all-right or all –wrong basis. This is why I am
given you an assignment which I called “Think
like a teacher”. I am asking you to grade some
examples of fictional student work. This is only
one problem with four different solutions. This
problem is worth four points. You need to decide
whether partial credit is to be given and, if so,
on what basis. Please take into consideration
• Would you give partial points for writing the
correct formula even is the mathematical
portion of the solution is incorrect?
• Which do we value more – the answer or the
• What if a student made a small error in
• What if a student showed no work at all but
wrote the correct answer?
Please write your thoughts about grading this
problem. Justify them. Also, please answer the
What is fair?
As an example of grading, you can use the rubric
from any MATH B Regents exam.
Enjoy your grading.