Where am I now?

  • Ensure feedback reflects student strengths and weaknesses with respect to the specific learning goal/s they are trying to achieve in a given assignment.

  • Identify what students are doing right, as well as what they need to work on next.

  • Don’t focus on everything that needs correcting, all at once.

  • Narrow comments to the specific knowledge and skills emphasised in the current assignment.

  • Pay attention to how much feedback learners can act on at one time, independently.

  • Decide what to teach next based on the other problems in their work.

  • Show students where they are on their path to attaining the intended learning.

Help students answer the questions: “What are my strengths?”; “What do I need to work on?” and “Where did I go wrong and what can I do about it?”.