Using research to inform the assessment feedback process

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Author: Mark Jackson, University of Wales Newport
Presented at Research - Teaching in Wales 2011 Conference, 13th -14th September 2011, Gregynog Hall, Newtown (Powys)

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Using research to inform the assessment feedback process

  1. 1. Research Teaching Practice in Wales 2011 ConferenceUsing research to inform the assessment feedback process.Mark JacksonUniversity of Wales Newport<br />
  2. 2. National Student Survey<br />‘Assessment & Feedback’ is the lowest area of student satisfaction in all surveys since 2005, regardless of institution, background, or course.<br /> ‘The great NUS feedback amnesty” 2010<br />
  3. 3. 2009 National Student Survey (NSS)<br />“Students were significantly less satisfied about the feedback that they received than their overall learning experience”<br />
  4. 4. Many institutions are relying on feedback mechanisms that are appropriate to the quality assurance and audit systems of contemporary Higher Education but not to the needs of students. <br />
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  7. 7. Jonathon Reid<br />BA(Hons) Interactive Media 2011<br />
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  11. 11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dT_OelKR54<br />
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  17. 17. Initial findings suggest that the viewer (students) reads the assessment sheet in a traditional direction, and does not ‘search’ for the grade first.<br />
  18. 18. Conclusion <br />To improve the student experience of assessment feedback, UWN should consider the re-design of the standard assessment sheet in order to support the needs of the student and not the efficiencyof the assessor. <br />

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