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50 templates for improving teaching and learning Section 6: Feedback and self-assessment

Assessment feedback: Teachers’ notes


Rationale The purpose of this form is to help teachers give effective feedback when students
have completed a piece of work for assessment. It allows the teacher to provide
explicit advice on errors or omissions in order to improve students’ constructs and
to provide positive and specific encouragement where appropriate. It incorporates
the student’s own feedback which should allow an insight into how well they
understand their own position.

The form emphasises finding ways to improve rather than grading work, one of the
hallmarks of good formative assessment (Petty 2006).

How to This form is designed to provide feedback on assessed work. The question (or
use title) and the criteria for assessment need to be added in advance so that the
student knows what is being assessed and how.

The student can fill in the self-evaluation boxes before the work is submitted. The
teacher then fills in their evaluation and comment before returning the sheet to the
student. The student can then identify a small number of targets for the next piece
of work.

Example

Question/task
To what extent can water be used sustainably?
Target(s) from previous work

My target was to improve my structure – I have done this


Assessment criteria Self-evaluation Teacher evaluation
How your work will be judged How you thought How the teacher thought you did
you did
How well have you obeyed the command words? Very well I agree – you have discussed both sides

To what extent do you show understanding of the Very well Quite well, but you needed to define
key words? ‘sustainably’ more clearly

To what extent have you addressed all the issues Very well Quite well – you could have said more
posed by the question? about the global scale

How well do your paragraphs relate to the question? Very well I agree

How well developed is your case study knowledge? A bit sketchy. I You could have used the following case
was not sure which studies:
case studies Aral Sea, Water Aid projects in Africa
applied
To what extent do you use other evidence, examples I used lots of data I disagree – you have not used any dates
and illustrations to support the points made? and evidence or numbers/sizes in your answer
Teacher comment

This was good overall. You have improved the structure.


The main areas for improvement are the use of case studies and factual material/evidence to support your
arguments.
You also need to mention the global scale (patterns of water resources and consumption for the world as a whole)

Targets: What I will do to improve my work next time?

I aim to improve my case studies and factual content

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50 templates for improving teaching and learning Section 6: Feedback and self-assessment

Assessment feedback
Name ...............................................................................................................................................

Question/task

Target(s) from previous work

Assessment criteria Self-evaluation Teacher evaluation


How your work will be judged How you thought you did How the teacher thought you did

Teacher comment:

Targets: What I will do to improve my work next time?

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