Providing feedback to improve students' performance General Resource - Review and consider possibilities

Last updated on 03/04/2017

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Providing feedback to improve students' performance

Description

Written feedback to students can be a key tool in helping them improve their performance. Here are some strategies for providing written feedback to students that are designed to help them learn from completing assessment tasks.

Overview

Feedback consists of information from a specific assessment performance that is ‘fed back’ to the learner, and is the important element in what is known as ‘formative’ assessment. Feedback has two basic functions. The first is to tell students how well they have addressed the assessment task, and explain the mark or grade. The second is to indicate how the work could have been improved. Click on the interactive below to find out more about how we can provide effective feedback to students.

Considerations

This resource is based on the Good Practice Guide on Developing Effective Feedback for Learning originally prepared by Professor Royce Sadler, Lynda Davies and Margaret Buckridge.

Contributed by

  • Learning Futures

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Preferred Citation

Learning Futures (2017). Providing feedback to improve students' performance. Retrieved from https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/4185/view