Effective, Timely Feedback for Students

There are ways to provide students with formative feedback on assignments, activities, and assessments that promote increased learning. Feedback is most effective when it: (1) is delivered soon after the learning activity or at intermediate points throughout; (2) is specific; (3) does not represent a judgment or evaluation, and (4) provides students with a clear path toward improvement of their work.

Field Guide Alignment: Cognitive Science and Advanced Reasoning, Principle 5


Learn about the strategy
Interview with Drs. Frey and Fisher Developed by ASCD.org and Educational Leadership Magazine

Developed by Bostonpublicschools.org

Developed by Dr. John Hattie,
Educational Leadership

Developed by Dorothy Spiller,
The University of Waikato


See the strategy in action

Difference between praise and feedback
Developed by Maryland Formative Assessment

Information about effective feedback
Developed by Dr. Gavan Watson, University of Guelph

Examples of feedback strategies 
Developed by BBC

Providing feedback on writing with podcasts 
Developed by TeachingChannel.org

Peer feedback
Developed by TeachingChannel.org


Use the strategy

Vairied practices
Developed by  Pat Sachse-Brown and Joanne Aldridge

Tips for delivering feedback
Developed by  Laura Reynolds, informED

Tips for providing timely feedback
Developed by  John McCarthy, Edutopia.org

Tips for effective feedback
Developed by  Marianne Stenger, Edutopia.org

Grading and feedback tips
Developed by  Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Edutopia.org

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