Feedback is any type of response to student work with the purpose of improving learning and performance. To be useful, meaningful, and effective, feedback needs to be timely (or fast). The sooner students get assignments back and learn how they can improve, the better. Feedback should be constructive, a positive learning experience providing direction and guidance with the ultimate goal to help students rise to the next level and inspire an, "I can do this!" attitude.
Tip #1 Goal focused, not grade focused
Not ALL feedback should be paired with a grade. Align student feedback with assignment goals and keep feedback precise. Help the student to understand HOW they are doing in relation to the goal and WHERE to go next. Provide clear, concrete, specific examples for improvement.
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