This is part of a series of five posts discussing formative assessment.
Providing Feedback that Moves Learners Forward
is the means by which teachers enable students to ‘close the gap’ in order to move learning forward and improve their performance
is effective when learners know how it relates to the learning outcome and then given time to make changes
can be provided through a variety of ways
should mostly cause thinking!
Ruth Sutton recommends gathering feedback through 1/3 approach:
1/3 Deep Feedback – specific teacher comments on what’s working and not
1/3 Impression Feedback – feedback to get an impression on where the class is at on one area of the criteria, responsibility of the work is on the students
1/3 Peer Feedback – used with shorter tasks that assist students to develop a greater understanding through discussion of the criteria
Ideas for using feedback to gather evidence of student learning:
1. Plus, Minus, Equals
– student work is marked in relation to previous work
– if the work is of the same quality, it receives =
– if it is better, +
– if it is not as good, –
– two colors chosen by students, one for what’s working and the other color for what needs improving.
– teacher highlight each students working relation to the criteria
– students work with a partner to discuss why parts were highlighted and then spend time making improvements
– easily done within a Google Doc
– also the Kaizena voice comments chrome app
3. Two Stars and a Wish (two successes and a suggestion for growth)
– peer feedback