LH216V Develop the Learning by Using Grading Criteria 1.5 credits

Utveckla lärandet med betygskriterier

A course in teaching and learning in higher education directed to KTH teachers. The aim of the course is that the course participant should learn how to design criterion-referenced grading criteria and how to adapt the assessment to those criteria.

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Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Positive effects of criterion-referenced grading criteria.

How expected learning outcomes, grading criteria and examination stick together with one another and the students' learning.

Genuine examples of how grading criteria have been formulated and been used in courses at KTH and Uppsala University.

Guidelines for how to write grading criteria.

Aggregation and weighing of grades.

Pitfalls in connection with introduction of grading criteria.

Plans and support for grading criteria at KTH.

Work on grading criteria and modified assessment of the course participant's own course.

Intended learning outcomes *

On completion of the course, the course participant should be able to

* account for how expected learning outcomes, grading criteria and examination stick together,

* formulate criterion-referenced grading criteria for a course,

* suggest how items of the examination should be designed so that they assess according to the grading criteria,

* review critically grading criteria,

* account for different ways to combine grades to a final grade and which effects these can give.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The course is primarily directed to teachers at KTH.

Participants from other universities and higher education institutions are welcome in case of a vacancy.

Recommended prerequisites

A course in teaching and learning in higher education, for example LH201V Teaching and Learning, is recommended but is not a requirement.


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Litteratur som tillhandahålls vid kursstart.

Stefan Ekecrantz, Målrelaterade betyg - Att arbeta med betygskriterier

och bedömning i sju grader, Stockholms universitet, UPC, 2007.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

In order to pass the course, attendance at all lessons and approved written assignments are required.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Viggo Kann

Further information

Course web

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Course web LH216V

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study *

Technology and Learning

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Margareta Bergman, margberg@kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.