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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

use

This form is designed to provide feedback on assessed work. The question (or 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 How your work will be judged

 

Self-evaluation How you thought you did

Teacher evaluation How the teacher thought 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 key words?

 

Very well

Quite well, but you needed to define ‘sustainably’ more clearly

To what extent have you addressed all the issues posed by the question?

 

Very well

Quite well – you could have said more 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 case studies

studies:

Aral Sea, Water Aid projects in Africa

applied

To what extent do you use other evidence, examples and illustrations to support the points made?

 

used lots of data and evidence

I

disagree – you have not used any dates or numbers/sizes in your answer

I

 

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

 

©Connect Publications 2007

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?

 

©Connect Publications 2007