Magpie Number 4 – Dot Marking for KS5

magpie-clipart-cartoon-1This series of blog posts are going to bring you a range of new T&L ideas from a range of different sources.

In the front of our ‘Essentials’ book you will find a range of different strategies you can use to reduce the time of marking but still ensuring effective feedback to students. It can be rare to see some of these strategies being used consistently which is why I was excited to see the example below. It was posted by Heather Mary James (@LDNHumsTeacher) using an ideas from @MrsHumanities. Dot feedback

The success of a strategy like this depends on making the dots subject or/and assessment criteria specific and using it consistently so students come to fully understand feedback and expect feedback to be delivered in this way. The strategy offers the opportunity to save hours writing the same feedback on KS5/ KS4 extended written answers.

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