Marking and feedback

Marking and feedback are priorities for almost every teacher. But workload and misunderstanding often prove major obstacles. Find out how to use feedback to really make an impact on pupil learning

How to use this programme

  1. Complete the core content units over one to two terms to improve marking and feedback OR select an individual unit to target a specific issue.
  2. Make use of the associated reading and resources to supplement and deepen your learning.
  3. Ensure participants document their progress after units and reflect in later input sessions.

Authors

John Blanchard

Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning that we know of. According to the Education Endowment Foundation, it can add eight months to pupil progress.

But this figure doesn't show us the variability of the effect of giving feedback. A much cited study by Kluger and DeNisi found that in over a third of cases feedback had a negative impact on learning.

This is not to mention marking, for which the evidence base is surprisingly thin, and takes a huge part of teachers' time.

This course will enable you and your colleagues to:

  • agree strategy for developing consistent and effective marking and feedback across your school
  • identify what’s working and what’s not working and prioritise what you want to improve
  • understand types of feedback that work well and how to ask and answer good questions
  • strengthen pupil motivation by giving pupils clarity about what they’re doing, what they’re getting better at, and what to work on next.
  • set up activities to include effective assessments and plan for using feedback in lessons
  • use questioning to engage your pupils in reflecting on their progress and giving one another feedback.

For a full overview of the programme, click on the image below.

My Learning Record

Remember to fill in the attendance register to update your own and participants' learning records.

Certificate of completion

Completed a unit or a whole course? Complete our short survey and we will send you a certificate.