It seems only fair, having blogged about feedback twice this week, that I share a couple of nice comments from students. I found these in books I was marking towards the end of last term. I know that it is pure vanity to share these because they aren’t actually helping the student, but it is always nice to come across something like this, particularly towards the end of a set.
I have been looking back over the Sutton Trust report on strategies to improve progress and their ideas about AfL struck a chord with me today. I think I will tweak my assessment sheets accordingly next year: students should be using the success criteria from the assessment to set themselves next step targets, while I concentrate on writing about what they’ve improved on from last time. This will hopefully make their interaction more meaningful – if a little less heart-warming for me!