Teaching and Learning Bulletin
This bulletin begins a new focus on making marking more meaningful. In the next few bulletins, we'll be looking at ways to encourage teacher, self and peer assessment that actually contribute to improving student attainment. Hopefully you'll pick up a couple of strategies to try out and see if they work for you.
Marking is as easy as ABC!
ABC stands for: Add something new that's missing; Build on an idea that's too general; Correct or challenge something you think is not right.
The important thing is students must redo their work after their peer's additional comments in order to 'master' what they are doing.
The double tick and the underline - can you tell me why?
Encouraging Public Critique - Let's be 'Kind, Helpful and Specific'
Kind - 'The best part of your work is... because...'
Helpful - 'You should change/add/... so that you ...'
Precise - 'The most important thing you need to do next is...'