Assessment and Feedback

AF PlayAssessment and feedback critically shapes learners understanding of the curriculum and enables them to make progress. Technology can support and enhance nearly every aspect of Assessment and feedback. Explore these links for ideas on developing your own practice in this area.

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Effective assessment in a Digital Age (PDF)

This guide to technology-enhanced assessment and feedback from JISC, provides a great introduction to the area and some useful examples of existing practice. Whilst it is aimed at further and higher education, the report offers useful advice which can be applied at any level of education (2010).

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‘I Can See Me’ Webcam Research Helps Kids Improve Reading Fluency

Project showed how learners improved reading fluency by reviewing video recordings of their reading (2010).

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Steven Anderson: Formative assessment is easier than you think!

Sites and apps to help with formative assessment (2013).

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Lisa Nielson: 7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

Free alternatives to class polling handsets and software that enable staff to collect real time responses from learners (2013)

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 Verbal Feedback

This blog post from Mark Sutton, a Design and Technology teacher at Soar Valley College, introduces the use of audio feedback in the classroom. In the videos embedded within this post, Mark discusses his use of the PSP Console and Sema codes (2010). An alternative approach would be to use QR Codes (see QR Codes: What are they and how can I use them in my classroom? 2012)

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Quiz Tools for 21st Century Teachers

The site provides links to a range of free online tools for creating quizzes, polls and study tools – a useful way to find out what’s available (2013).

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P2PU Badge Maker course from the Peer 2 Peer University

An introduction to badges for peer assessment, identifying skills and designing assessment, along with practical support on making digital badges.

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This blog post on Open Badges was written by three learners, during their time in Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future office – as part of Takeover Leicester 2012.

The Leicester Open Badges interest group includes representation from the city’s schools, colleges, universities and educational organisations. The group has met twice this year, for an initial briefing on Open Badges and for a Hands-on design and creation session.

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This page was last updated in September 2014.  We welcome suggestions for our next review –  if you would like to contribute any Assessment and Feedback resources to this page please submit these via the comments, including a link and a short introductory paragraph.

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