Workshop: Effective Grading and Assessment

Course ID - CTD0595    

Short Title: Effective Grading    

Audience:       Faculty
Length of Workshop:        1.5 hours 
Prerequisite     none

Effective Grading and Assessment will focus on strategies to enhance student learning, faculty satisfaction and institutional success.  Participants will gain experience in identifying the kinds of learning that they want to take place in a course/program, designing exams/assignments that measure those outcomes, constructing explicit criteria and communicating effectively with students about their grades.  Course embedded data from such explicit grading processes (not letter grades) can serve to inform and improve student learning and facilitate " closing the loop" among teaching, learning and assessment.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the kinds of learning they want to take place in a course/program
  • Design exams/assignments that measure those outcomes
  • Construct explicit criteria to provide timely feedback
  • Communicate effectively with students about their grades



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0595 
Course Title: Effective Grading 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.