Sample grading rubrics can be found online through a search engine. Be sure to locate examples from university education (higher education, post-secondary education) rather than kindergarten through twelfth grade (K–12).

Award-Winning GSI Teaching Ideas. Read about creative solutions to classroom assessment developed by fellow GSIs.

Chapters and articles on grading and assessment of student work can be found in the GSI Teaching & Resource Center’s library:

  • Ronkowski, Shirley (2003). “Evaluating What You’ve Done.” Chap. 2 in TAs as Teachers: A Handbook for Teaching Assistants at UCSB. Santa Barbara: Instructional Development. This chapter has particularly useful suggestions about constructing tests.
  • Walvoord, Barbara and Virginia Johnson Anderson (1998). “Managing the Grading Process.” Chap. 2 in Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. This chapter provides a list of basic principles to make grading both more effective and more efficient.
  • Davis, Barbara Gross (2009). Tools for Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Chapters on grading include:
    • Quizzes, Tests, and Exams
    • Allaying Students’ Anxieties About Tests
    • Grading Practices

Exam proctoring is a service provided through the Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) for students who have DSP letters and whose accommodation plan stipulates that they need special arrangements for taking their examinations.

For guidelines on addressing possible cases of cheating or plagiarism, see the Teaching Guide section Academic Misconduct.