Students can ask for exam regrades if they think their exam was graded incorrectly. The deadline for a student to request a regrade for a test is when the next test happens. So, students can ask for Test N to be regraded up until the day of Test N+1. However, students shouldn’t ask for repeated regrades.
A student who wants a regrade can request it directly through Gradescope. The regrade request then gets sent to the GTA who was the original grader for that particular problem.
Students ask for regrades for various different reasons. Here’s a couple of examples:
- Grading errors. Examples: if something was graded wrong, or if propagation of error (POE) was not taken into account. Grading errors must always be corrected.
- Challenging a grading decision. Example: an error was marked by the grader as “major error” but the student argues that it should be “minor error” and therefore carry a smaller penalty. In cases like this, it’s up to the regrading GTA to determine if the request has merit or if the problem was graded correctly in the first place. Either outcome is possible; either the regrader agrees with the original grader and the score stays the same, or the regrader agrees with the student and the score changes.
After a regrade, if a student still disagrees with the GTA’s grading decision, the GTA should refer the student to speak with Greco during office hours.
Regrade only the items that the student asks for; you don’t need to look through the rest of the test at all. With the new Gradescope regrade process, students will not be able to ask for “general” regrades, like “can you find me some extra points?”
Of course, students should be aware that asking for a regrade does carry a small but nonzero probability that their regraded score will be lower than their original score. Give them a heads-up for that, in case they weren’t aware.
For details on how to process regrade requests on Gradescope, please watch the video below.