Increasingly marking, grading and assessment is being done by sessional or contract staff. eMarking Assistant offers many advantages in these situations to both the examiner and the sessional staff.
Marking assistants, grading assistants, and graduate assistants benefit
Marking assistants and grading assistants will see an immediate reduction in the time needed to mark assignments or grade papers without a reduction in the quality of marking or feedback. This is especially true if the marking assistants are able to use a common comment bank or if they are marking in the same course and can use the comment bank from previous years.
Course examiners, course moderators, and course convenors also benefit
The course examiner or moderator also benefits because the sessional markers can be given a common comment bank which sets the tone for providing feedback to students and the required academic level. This is especially true if the examiner provides a basic comment bank to the sessional staff and a detailed marking rubric or grading rubric.