WebAssign was developed by teachers for teachers so naturally we grade questions like you do too. Our grading engine is complex, but the end result is simple: WebAssign grades more like a real professor, and less like a computer program. The software behind the grading system is structured to understand and interact with the mathematical language instead of forcing answer statements to fit a specific and inflexible framework. WebAssign provides an intuitive experience so the student’s focus remains on learning the course material, not on learning a homework system.
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One of WebAssign’s most powerful features is our GradeBook. With it, you are always in complete control, and both instructors and students can access grades anytime. Setup is simple using the built-in wizard, and established settings can be transferred to other classes easily.
With the GradeBook, you can efficiently track the progress of an individual student or the entire class. Overview pages show class scores for recent assignments. Click any assignment and see a breakdown by question, letting you quickly identify areas where students are struggling. When an individual student needs help, you can access every submission that student has made for a particular assignment to provide them with customized support.
The GradeBook also calculates statistics ranging from means to standard deviations and provides printable summaries of assignments with response histograms for each question. You can download a spreadsheet of student grades and scores for further analysis at any time.
Feature flexibility is important to us because we know how important it is to you to manage your specific classroom grading needs. With WebAssign’s GradeBook customization, you can drop the lowest homework score, weight the final exam more heavily than the midterm, calculate final grades even if you didn’t use WebAssign for all assignments, and much more. You can upload scores from paper-based activities and let WebAssign calculate all grades based on your personal weighting scheme. WebAssign can even assign letter grades based on numeric ranges you define.
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