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What does research tell us about feedback and assessment?

Learn about the thermostat of feedback and the thermometer of marking.

In this short video, Harry Fletcher-Wood, Associate Dean at the Institute for Teaching helps us to further unpick the research evidence we’ve engaged with this week on assessment and feedback.

His thoughts will add to your clarity ahead of taking a look at the school case studies to accompany this week’s learning.

Key takeaways:

  • If you’re not assessing then you might be teaching, but you can never know what pupils are learning
  • Feedback is powerful, but only if it translates into learning for the pupils
  • Responsive teaching approaches can help us to make assessment and feedback more effective
  • Technology might be able to help with more efficient and effective assessment and feedback approaches
When you’ve watched this video and made any notes to record key learning points, click the ‘Mark as complete’ button below and then select ‘Guiding student improvement without individual feedback to read an article from Harry Fletcher-Wood about one approach to providing feedback.
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