If you need to change a submission grade in an assignment that was benchmarked, follow these steps.
Step 1: Changing one grade or multiple grades?
- Determine if the grading problem is affecting one student (a student turned in a submission late, the document was found to be plagiarized, etc.) or is affecting the whole class (one of the benchmarked submissions is skewing the grade distribution, there are several late submissions that need to be included in the new benchmarked distribution, etc.).
If this is an issue with only one student's grade, proceed to step 2.
If this is an issue affecting the whole class, proceed to step 3.
Step 2: Changing one student's submission grade:
2. If this is an issue only affecting one student's submission grade, override that student's grade. Go to Results and select Override in the row of that student's name. Click Override. Then, assign a Writing Grade (also known as the submission grade) out of 100 and click Override.
Step 3: Changing submission grades for the whole class:
3. Determine if there is a problem with one of the benchmarked submissions. If one of the benchmarked submissions is skewing the grade distribution, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We can discuss removing that submission from the distribution curve so it will not affect other students' grades.
4. If the problem can be resolved by re-benchmarking submissions (such as needing to incorporate multiple late submissions into the distribution), go Benchmark Grading and click Refresh Benchmark Docs. This will re-populate your screen with the top 5 reviewed documents and the bottom 5 reviewed documents. Be aware that during this process, if student grades have been published, most students will see a submission grade of 0 until the benchmarking has finished.
After refreshing the benchmark docs, any document that remained in the top 5 or bottom 5 will display the grade that you already assigned it. You can change these grades and grade any new benchmarking submissions at this time. Please note that if you have a lot of submissions at the high or low end, you may see an entirely new set of documents populated as benchmarking submissions.
5. Press Save Benchmark Grades. This will save the current benchmarking grades and submissions. If the grades are set to automatically release and the assignment deadlines have closed, the updated grades will be visible to the students.
Contact support@peerceptiv with any questions about benchmarking submissions or trouble-shooting submission grades that have been benchmarked.