Providing meaningful feedback to students goes beyond a final mark on a summative piece of assessment. Meaningful feedback is provided early and often throughout a student’s study. It provides guidance to students and encourages reflection, action, improvement, planning, and the list goes on. The impact that feedback can have on student success cannot be overstated.
From Semester 1 2018, as part of the University’s Strategy for Retention and Success, each Level 1 course must provision a formative or summative assessment task to be set, submitted, marked and returned with meaningful feedback to students prior to each course’s census date.
A new resource is available through the MyUni Learning Centre to assist you in selecting and implementing practical assessment and feedback mechanisms that can be delivered early in your course. The two interactive tables “Assessment Tools” and “Feedback Options” highlight a variety of approaches to providing feedback.
The Census date for each teaching period can be found on the University’s Critical Dates website.
You can also contact a Learning Designer for advice.