Open Access Thesis
Feedback (Psychology); Education -- Evaluation; Academic achievement; Learning, Psychology of; Reinforcement (Psychology);
The focus of this paper is on the use of formative assessment in classrooms which is increasingly becoming a widespread practice in education today. More specifically, the paper examines the role feedback (a crucial element of formative assessment) plays in student achievement. Feedback and the way it is defined, delivered, and used impacts the effectiveness of formative assessment. In addition, decisions about, and changes in, instruction are often made based on what is communicated through feedback. Thus, this paper defines feedback, discusses best practices for effective feedback, and describes how school psychologists can encourage and help facilitate the use of effective descriptive feedback between teacher and students. Implications and future directions for feedback within the context of formative assessment are discussed.
Date of Award
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Radhi H. Al-Mabuk
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©2012 Hanne Elizabeth Wuertz
Wuertz, Hanne Elizabeth, "Feedback : best practices for effectiveness" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 488.