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Would you correct grading mistakes downwards if there is a mistake in grading?

I misread the statement and graded it mistakenly, as most of the students taking the exam did. Why should you assert that a statement where you and the students agreed on the meaning of the statement ...
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Would you correct grading mistakes downwards if there is a mistake in grading?

I believe it is important to have a policy that grades are not adjusted downward for grading mistakes. I have experiences with two universities each with the opposite policy. In the first the grades ...
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Would you correct grading mistakes downwards if there is a mistake in grading?

I would ask the students. If I make a mistake in grading, do you want the mistaken grade to stand - whether it is to your advantage or not, or do you want it to be corrected, whether it is to your ...
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Would you correct grading mistakes downwards if there is a mistake in grading?

I think everybody who got the question "right" but was misgraded should have their score adjusted upwards. But everybody who got the question "wrong" should get the benefit of the ...
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Would you correct grading mistakes downwards if there is a mistake in grading?

No matter how large or small the effect, if the mistake was caught by a student, I would never lower grades because of this. It would discourage students from pointing out mistakes. Take out any ...
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Would you correct grading mistakes downwards if there is a mistake in grading?

I would go with option 1, give everybody the points. But also, for the students who actually got it right, I would give them +1/40 bonus points so as not to annoy/upset them either. Basically, I don't ...
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