I'm not sure where to post this, so I'm floating the idea here.
Instead of the "scale" system that I don't find very useful, I think there is a need for an assessment grid module.
Assessment grids would be defined and saved by a specific module. When creating a rated activity, you would be asked to affect an existing assessment grid.
When the teacher rates an activity, instead of simply entering a number from zero to max, he would be shown a grid with different items. Each item would be assigned a percentage of the total. A sliding scale for each item would allow the teacher to rate in an intuitive way. The length of the scale would depend on the percentage of the component.
The resulting total points would be calculated by multiplying the maximum grade by the % obtained, and display it.
Here's how it could look like for assessing an essay for example :
The grid module would allow to create and name new grids. The number of items, their name and their weighting would all be customizable.
I'd like to have the community's opinion about this point :
- is there anything that enables to do such a thing ?
- is there any such discussion already ?
- do you think it'd be a good idea to make such a development request ?