Feedback (and marking) links

letters-286541_640Collection of articles/reports about feedback/ marking

A good starting point

This post from David  Didau sums up many of the ideas on this page (practical suggestions and thinking behind them) and challenges teachers/leaders to see what happens when you just mark a bit less (and feed back more) Less marking, more feedback: A challenge and a proposal

At what cost?

  • If you only read one article about feedback and marking, read this from Tom Bennett: It’s your time you’re wasting
  • Jo Facer sums up why we must always review what we do and why “We have a responsibility to students, and a responsibility to ourselves. We must be open to new ideas, to new approaches….Whether what I do works is irrelevant – it must work, be sustainable, and lead to the best possible student results.” At what cost?


Blog posts

Evidence and reports

Practical ideas: summaries of approaches to feedback

Practical ideas: whole-class approaches to feedback

Practical ideas: collections of resources, ideas and links

  • Summary of ideas to improve feedback and reduced marking workload from Miss Humanities: Less is more- marking with a purpose
  • This blog post from Dan Brinton is full of practical ideas for improving feedback (and keeping it workable), as well as a whole load of useful links: Fast Feedback
  • A whole site devoted to reducing teacher workload, with a category just for feedback (and marking) ideas: Feedback and marking posts

Practical ideas: encourage independence/engagement

Practical ideas: other (including longer, written work)

Marking vs feedback

Research (feedback)

Assessment and informing planning

  • From Stephen Tierney: What have schools historically done with all the data they collect? Has it helped students learn more? Has it acted in a formative manner or is the majority purely summative? How can we move forward? Assessment- teaching’s hidden gem
  • A clear guide to how and why to use assessment to inform planning Making marking meaningful