Jelena Trajkovic: Gradescope

Dr. Jelena Trajkovic is a professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science. She is an advocate for free response questions because students have to show their problem-solving processes on paper. Gradescope helps her grade free response questions faster and easier. She has also innovated with Gradescope, by developing brand new strategies like grading her students' lecture notes.

GRADESCOPE INTEREST FORM

"Our courses often require that students show step-by-step solutions, not just the final answer. For that, assessing them using free response questions is really essential, and for this kind of assessment, grading with Gradescope is very helpful."

Key Questions:

  1. How do you assess your students?
  2. What can you do with Gradescope?

Highlights:

  1. Jelena commonly uses free-response questions to assess her students.
  2. Gradescope helps her assign partial credit, monitor students' understanding, generate reports, and give detailed feedback. Jelena uses it to grade homework, exams, and higher-order thinking questions.

 

Key Questions:

  1. What do students think about Gradescope?
  2. How is Gradescope designed to help give partial credit?
  3. How does Gradescope help catch cheating and plagiarism?

Highlights:

  1. Giving students partial credit has a host of benefits. Their stress decreases, they put in more effort, and they feel their grades are more fair.
  2. Gradescope makes giving partial credit easier because of its unique grading workflow and pre-determined point values.
  3. Gradescope makes it easier to see suspicious similarities across student work.