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Sharing your experience

We hope this week has made you think and consider the ways you are using feedback with your students, both in written and oral interactions, and supported you in sharing ideas of how to develop your feedback further.

Here’s a recap of the key steps so far this week:

  • Written feedback: from teacher to individual students
    • Numbered feedback questions
    • Feedback rubrics
    • Anonymous feedback comments
    • Numbers at the bottom
    • Coloured margin highlighting
  • Written feedback: from teacher to whole class using a feedback response grid.
  • Written feedback: from teacher to whole class using learning consolidation checkpoints during the sequence of learning.
  • Student to teacher feedback
    • Gathering evidence in structured ways e.g. using exit tickets or pupil RAG rating systems.
  • Oral feedback types that help students learn:
    • Discuss the success criteria i.e. where they are going, and what does quality looks like.
    • Discuss discrepancy information i.e. what errors there are, what’s missing, what action/s should be taken in relation to the learning, to help students answer where to next?
    • Discuss with students progress information i.e. how they I doing, and what have I achieved in relation to the goal so far.
    • Open questions, with a range of possible responses and which make students think.

We want to encourage you now to go and try an idea you have come across with your students, in your setting, and to then evaluate it and your learning.

If you then post your reflections in the comments, as this can provide a rich learning experience for others on the course.


We encourage you to try doing something new and then sharing in the discussion below:

  1. The area of the curriculum and age of students with which you worked
  2. What you tried
  3. Your reflections of how it worked in practice, especially points to watch out for, and/or pitfalls to avoid.

We will remind you to report back on this task via the weekly course emails.

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Feedback for Learning: Implementing Formative Assessment

National STEM Learning Centre