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The purpose of feedback is to give information to students regarding their strengths and weaknesses in the areas covered by the formative assessments. It is also an opportunity to justify the mark/grade awarded.
Issues relating to feedback to students
- Feedback is exceptionally useful where a piece of work is still ongoing and students submit drafts/consult with assessors at stages in the process.
- To be effective, feedback needs to recognise positive aspects of the work and not only its shortcomings.