What is Gradescope?
Gradescope is an electronic management of assessment solution that is part of the Turnitin portfolio being used at the University of Reading, facilitating online exams and coursework that can include handwritten answers, diagrams and formulae. It also has a number of assignment types that incorporate multiple choice questions, programming code, worksheets and more.
We anticipate that Gradescope will facilitate non-essay assessment primarily across STEM subjects, but may provide a way for electronic marking and feedback for other subjects that may have handwritten, creative or paper submissions.
What can Gradescope do?
The unique components of Gradescope that may make it useful for your assessment are its’ efficient marking workflows and particular capacity to process handwritten coursework/answers.
- Horizontal marking workflows (marking each question across all students and proceeding to the next)
- A.I clustering, that reads and groups student answers, such as formulae, diagrams, calculations or characters, to allow bulk marking
- Flexible and adaptable marking rubrics that can be expanded and adjusted during marking
- Organisation of scanned papers into an online submission, including bubble answer sheets or scanned PDFs.
How can you get involved?
The TEL team is currently looking to expand the use of Gradescope at the university, with an aim to increase usage and diversify the range of assessments that may benefit from it’s efficient marking workflows.
If these features are something which you might be interested in using please email us at email@example.com with the subject Gradescope.
Technical support and instruction on creating, deploying and marking Gradescope assessments can be found on our TEL Support Site.