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At Turnitin, our mission has evolved over the years to span the entire assessment and learning journey. We began as peer review software in 1998, which then pivoted to anti-plagiarism due to urgent and increasing need. Our similarity checker has since become what business people call a “flagship product,” with a focus on academic integrity. In keeping up with best pedagogical practices, we’ve expanded Feedback Studio with more formative feedback features like Draft Coach. And emerging trends in academic integrity influenced the introduction of Originality, which serves as an investigative endpoint tool for contract cheating.
Enabling formative feedback helped us to better support students and “decriminalize” academic misconduct by helping students and teachers identify and correct missteps early on in the learning process. The essence of academic integrity, as we believe it, is to avoid plagiarism and cheating altogether by helping students feel seen and supported throughout the educational journey.
To that end, we’ve grown our own product line to include many components of assessment integrity, from original idea inception to drafting work to similarity checking to exam design, delivery, and grading. In essence, we’ve come full circle to the peer review software origin of Turnitin.
Gradescope has become a large component of our assessment and grading tools available to students and teachers, rounding out our academic integrity offerings. Which leads to the question, “What does grading have to do with academic integrity?”
Grading, assessment design, and assessment delivery have a lot to do with academic integrity. For example, offering fair and inclusive assessments and grading consistency without bias helps students find value in assignments; when students know that assessments are meant to support their learning, they find that work more meaningful. And when students find work meaningful, they’re less apt to take shortcut solutions. Assessment integrity is about an accurate measurement of learning. It’s as much the responsibility of the student as it is of educators, because integrity goes both ways. Assessments have to be aligned with what is taught, they need to be presented in a variety of formats, and incorporate feedback, just for starters.
Here we present assessment integrity and the ways in which Gradescope supports these best practices:
Assessment design is the way in which teachers model integrity to students. When an exam is fair and inclusive, students find them valuable and equitable and are less apt to cheat.
Assessment delivery is the step that most people associate with academic integrity. This is the point at which exams and assignments are directly vulnerable to shortcut solutions. Exam design, as well as the following methodologies, can mitigate misconduct.
Grading isn’t usually associated with academic integrity, because it is the domain of the instructor. Grading is an opportunity to provide feedback and support students on their learning journey; supported students are less vulnerable to academic misconduct.
Grading, often an exhausting and time-consuming effort, is a critical component of academic integrity. At Turnitin, we acknowledge all the work that instructors do to promote academic integrity within classrooms and with Gradescope, we hope that work is more efficient and effective.