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Grading Practices and Considerations of Graduate Students at the Beginning of their Teaching Assignment
written by Edit Yerushalmi, Emily Marshman, Alexandru Maries, Charles R. Henderson, and Chandralekha Singh
Research shows that expert-like approaches to problem-solving can be promoted by encouraging students to explicate their thought processes and follow a prescribed problem-solving strategy. Since grading communicates instructors' expectations, teaching assistants' grading decisions play a crucial role in forming students' approaches to problem-solving in physics. We investigated the grading practices and considerations of 43 graduate teaching assistants (TAs). The TAs were asked to grade a set of specially designed student solutions and explain their grading decisions. We found that in a quiz context, a majority of TAs noticed but did not grade on solution features which promote expert-like approaches to problem-solving. In addition, TAs graded differently in quiz and homework contexts, partly because of how they considered time limitations in a quiz. Our findings can inform professional development programs for TAs.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 287 - 290
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Teacher Preparation
= Early Teaching Experiences
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Methods
- Problem Solving
= Expert-Novice Comparisons
- Teacher Characteristics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.068
PACSs:
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01.40.gb
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2014, Problem-solving, Teaching Assistants
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E. Yerushalmi, E. Marshman, A. Maries, C. Henderson, and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13507&DocID=4102).
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E. Yerushalmi, E. Marshman, A. Maries, C. Henderson, and C. Singh, Grading Practices and Considerations of Graduate Students at the Beginning of their Teaching Assignment, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13507&DocID=4102>.
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Yerushalmi, E., Marshman, E., Maries, A., Henderson, C., & Singh, C. (2014, July 30-31). Grading Practices and Considerations of Graduate Students at the Beginning of their Teaching Assignment. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved April 7, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13507&DocID=4102
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Yerushalmi, E, E. Marshman, A. Maries, C. Henderson, and C. Singh. "Grading Practices and Considerations of Graduate Students at the Beginning of their Teaching Assignment." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13507&DocID=4102 (accessed 7 April 2020).
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Yerushalmi, Edit, Emily Marshman, Alexandru Maries, Charles Henderson, and Chandralekha Singh. "Grading Practices and Considerations of Graduate Students at the Beginning of their Teaching Assignment." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 287 - 290 of PER Conference. 7 Apr. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13507&DocID=4102>.
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