The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas
Feedback, Alternative Grading, Secondary Education, Student Learning
One critically important step in the instructional process is providing feedback to students, and yet, providing timely and thorough feedback is often lacking due attention. Reasons for this oversight could range from several factors including increased class sizes, vast content coverage requirements, extracurricular responsibilities, and the generally hectic daily schedules of teachers. This article synthesizes the findings from a year-long qualitative study investigating the alternative grading practices of five high school teachers and gives particular attention to the nature of the feedback these teachers provided to their students. Teachers’ feedback is pared down to its essential qualities in order to offer manageable and practical strategies to current classroom teachers for providing effective feedback to their students.
Percell, Jay C., "Lessons from Alternative Grading: Essential Qualities of Teacher Feedback" (2017). Faculty Publications - College of Education. 29.