I'm in the process of finalising my exam for my unit in second semester (based in Australia).
The exam will have 3 essay questions out of a total of 6 that students will receive prior to the exam. They will be asked to prepare responses to these 6 essay questions, but only 3 will appear on the exam (originally I had wanted to do 3/10 as a former professor of mine had done, but was asked to reduce this to 6).
These exams will be assessed against a qualitative rubric with no comments provided.
Other than considering faculty rules/procedures regarding whether or not students can receive feedback from formal examinations (which I still need to inquire about):
- Are there any downsides in providing students qualitative rubrics from their formal exams after final marks have been posted?
- Does the term/nature of a 'Formal Exam' mean that students should not receive feedback?
(As a side note my course has to have an exam as its listed in the 2015 handbook, but next year this has been removed to be 100% in-class assessment).