How to design a marking criteria
Marking criteria should:
- be linked to learning outcomes
- be able to distinguish between different levels of student achievement
- correspond with the information given to students
- agree with the terms used in the University of Sydney Academic Board Resolutions
- include different criteria for different components, e.g. you may wish to use product criteria and process criteria.
Product criteria – similar to the criteria used for marking individual work
Process criteria – could include:
- written feedback or reflections
- attendance at group meetings
- evidence of cooperative behaviour, interaction, involvement
- a time line and/or management plan
- responsiveness to feedback
- application of critical thinking or problem solving skills
- high level engagement with the task
- development of professional competencies.
A generic grading scale should be included in your Unit of Study outlines. You may find the Rozenburg Group Work Grade Descriptors helpful or you may prefer a more generic assessment grading standard.