Effective teacher education practice: the impact of written assessment feedback for distance learnersOutput from this 2005 TLRI project came across my desk today. The recomendations will not be a surprise but are pragmatic.
For more effective written feedback to students, we recommend:
- that written feedback be seen as an integral part of the teaching process;
- the use of justified comments and grades, so that students see what they could have done better or differently – justified feedback empowers and motivates students;
- robust criteria for marking, as consistency between markers helps students use feedback globally;
- timely turnaround;
- open lines of communication, so that the student can access support at need; and further consideration of ways of supporting and engaging with Maori students, and how assessment feedback can align with tikanga Maori.
For more information see http://www.tlri.org.nz/projects/2004/distancelearners.html