You can read here the full details of how consensus-based grading works, along with examples, and you can read here a comparison with the older approach.
A more streamlined, less stressful student experience
Corresponding to this change, we made a few other changes to CrowdGrader, based on our experience of running large classes:
- Students see only consensus grades. If you choose rubric-based consensus, students will see only the conseusus grades for their submission, rather than the grades individually submitted by students. In our experience, this increases student satisfaction, as students no longer see anxiety-inducing, but harmless, outlier grades in their evaluation.
- The review feedback phase is no longer present. We found that the review feedback phase was only mildly useful, and often worked as a dis-incentive for students to submit honest evaluations, in spite of the fact that CrowdGrader does eliminate tit-for-tat behavior in feedback.