Authentic assessment of student understanding
Freehand Grader (beta) is the grading technology in MyLab® and Mastering® that creates an authentic assessment experience for both instructors and students.
Freehand Grader, available as a new assignment type, allows you to quickly grade any kind of handwritten assignment. As you grade, you indicate the grading criteria and build the rubric question-by-question. This grade-as-you go approach lets you add notes to provide students with individual feedback.
Students upload their hand-written solutions, including all the steps that go into their responses. Their work provides insight into their thought processes, showing what they know, not just a final answer.
By seeing these steps, you gain a deeper understanding of a student’s thought process and can provide personalized, meaningful feedback.