Mentor: Dr. Dennis Kramer
College of Education
"As a student, I have always been a consumer of knowledge. Doing research allows me to be part of adding to the knowledge base, even in the smallest way. I want to partake in the growing breadth of what we know and understand about the world."
- Postsecondary Education
- Process of Learning
- Bright Futures
- Dean's List
- University Scholars Program 2016
- Wilmot Gardens Greenhouse
- Conversation Parter, English Learning Institute
Hobbies and Interests
- Asking Questions
Factors Impacting Effective Postsecondary Grading
The purpose of the study is to test for potential presence of bias in grading at the university level across various types of assessments. This study will expand the literature base on potential post-secondary grading biases within subjective assessment. Furthermore, this study will provide the first assessment of the potential bias of multiple-choice assessment measures, which are traditionally thought to be free of bias. Utilizing measures of the time spent on grading and accuracy of grading (speed accuracy trade-off), this study will produce causal estimates on the presence of bias within multiple-choice assessments in addition to essay and short-answer questions. The research hypotheses are that participants will demonstrate racial/ethnic as well as socio-economic based grading biases on experimentally constructed essays and short-answers and that grading bias will exist within multiple choice questions as well.