How it works

  • Oct 9, 2019

    1.

    Instructor posts a grading job, specifying all relevant attributes of the assignment, including: (a) the course level, assignment (prompt) and an editable rubric; (b) number of papers, length of each paper, total job fee offered; (c) dates assignment available and due back; and (d) any other guidelines or directions.

  • Oct 9, 2019

    2.

    Gradify's algorithm matches the job's attributes to graders in its database and invites the top 3-5 graders to bid on the job. Invited graders must decide, within 12 hours, to decline, accept, counter-bid or request information.

  • Oct 9, 2019

    3.

    From among those still in the "running," the algorithm selects the best-fit grader and presents their education and work credentials to the instructor, who then can confirm, request a different grader or withdraw the job. Upon confirmation, a contract is established.

  • Oct 9, 2019

    4.

    When the instructor is ready to upload a set of student assignments, s/he is directed to a payment gateway to pay 50% of job fee agreed upon. Instructor uploads student papers and a CSV file to record scores.

  • Oct 9, 2019

    5.

    INTERIM CHECK: After the first 10% of the papers have been graded, a Gradify administrator reviews them, and, if it's satisfactory, relays the sample for instructor review/approval. This step ensures that the grading conforms to Gradify's standards for rigor and the instructor's requirements, minimizing rework.

  • Oct 9, 2019

    6.

    When the grader returns the papers and scores, one of Gradify's subject-matter experts reviews the graded output for quality, if need be, asking that the grading be revised. Again, both the administrators and the instructor must sign off on the grading. 

Throughout this workflow, Gradify's subject-matter experts facilitate communication,
monitor progress and ensure that grading is rigorous and timely.