[tbl.viu] Re: Appeal feedback

  • From: Nancy page <nancy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tbl.viu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:57:10 -0700

Thank you, all. This helps!

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Bill Roberson <Bill.Roberson@xxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Lynda and Katarina,
I agree with Kat's response.

Another way to get them to think analytically about questions, when they
complain about "fairness" and "confusion" is to ask them to re-write the
question in a way that would be more fair and a better measure of
understanding. Sometimes they'll actually improve it. At the very least,
the process might get them to reflect on what it is the question expects
them to be able to do.


-----Original Message-----
From: tbl.viu-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tbl.viu-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Katarina Litva
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:27 PM
To: tbl.viu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tbl.viu] Re: Appeal feedback

I had an appeal on my first RAT as well. I indicated, and got the info
from the TBL workshop slide, that to appeal they had to cite the text or
reading and be specific (I.e. page 73, paragraph 3, sentence 2) indicates
blah blah blah. This showed that they remembered info and proved that the
answer they chose was plausible. I gave them the points.
Not sure if that helps, but that's what I did.

Katarina Litva BA BID RID
University Teaching Professor
Bachelor of Interior Design Program
Vancouver Island University

On Sep 22, 2015, at 12:48 PM, Lynda Robinson <Lynda.Robinson@xxxxxx
<mailto:Lynda.Robinson@xxxxxx>> wrote:

Hello TBL'ers,

The first appeal has come my way and I'd be interested in any feedback on
how to proceed. I wonder if I need to provide more coaching on how to
appeal, given this appeal below seems very general- " we felt all the
responses were similar"...?

I'm assuming I need more information to consider before granting the
This is from the first 'official' RAT and I'm wondering if they didn't do
the readings, or take them seriously, or if the test was more difficult
than I imagined...? Very few students passed the I-RAT.

Thanks very much!

-----Original Message-----

Today in class we had to do a readiness assessment test. The test was
based off the readings we were assigned on communication and listening
skills. To our group, the test was a little more difficult than expected. I
think it was also due to the fact we weren't prepared individually,
therefore we didn't do well as a team.

We did struggle with understanding the questions. Question 1 asked "
According to the 'Active Listening' article, which of the following
statements is most true?" We agreed as team it was " D." The answer was
actually " E" which really confused us because D seemed like the better

We also discovered that throughout the test, the answers were somewhat
similar and it was hard to pick which answers in a short matter of time.
Also for question 6 we answered "C" when the correct answer was "A." This
was unclear for us, because the answers were similar, and the wrong answer
could have been right depending how everyone's perspective on it.

Also for question 9, the correct answer was "C." We didn't understand this
because again, the answers all seemed like good answers therefore it was
difficult to pick the "correct" answer.

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