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					 The Great NUS Feedback Amnesty
Aaron Porter, Vice President (Higher Education) | NUS
                                              Common complaints


   Whilst some experiences of assessment feedback can
   be transformative and motivating, for others it can
   confuse and distress. The five common criticisms are
   that feedback is it can be:

 ambiguous

 late

 miscommunicated

 negative

 unclear



Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback 
                                              Value of good feedback

   Feedback is a fundamental part of the learning
   process. Good feedback can: 



 foster greater levels of self-esteem and motivation which in 
  turn can result in greater progress.

 enable students to reflect and develop as well as promote 
  their learning journey and encourage greater achievement.

 enable tutors to realign their teaching content and teaching 
  methods in response to learners needs.

 encourage a greater and more effective dialogue between 
  teachers and students.


Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback 
                                                         NSS Headlines



                                       Students gave the lowest ratings 
                                        to the quality of the feedback they 
                                        receive. 

                                       Only 57% of students rated 
                                        feedback as satisfactory. 


    In 2007, one institutions rating was as low as 36%.

    Feedback satisfaction varied depending on a students ethnicity 
     or disability.



Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback 
                                                        The statistics


  Assessment Feedback Statistics
                                                2007         2008

                                              % National Satisfaction

   Q7 - Feedback on my work has 
   been prompt.                                  53           56
   Q8 - I have received detailed 
   comments on my work.                          58           61
   Q9 - Feedback on my work has 
   helped me clarify things I did 
   not understand.                               53           56
   Q7-9 Average                                  54           57

Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback 
                          NUS Student Experience Report


                                              Feedback    Feedback
                                               Reality   Preference
                                                         %

   Written grades/marks                          90          81


   Written comments                              85          72
   Q9 - Feedback on my work has 
   Verbal feedback provided by 
   helped me clarify things I did 
   tutors
   not understand.                               25          72
   Q7-9 Average 

Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback 
                                              Good Feedback Practice

   Feedback:
                                              1. Should be legible and clear
1. Should be for learning,                    2. Should be provided on 
   not just of learning                          exams
2. Should be a continuous                     3. Should include self-
   process                                       assessment and peer-to-
                                                 peer feedback
3. Should be timely  
                                              4. Should be accessible to all 
4. Should relate to clear                        students
   criteria
                                              5. Should be flexible and 
5. Should be constructive                        suited to students’ needs
                                                           Problem Tree
                     
Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback 
                                              Students’ unions


  Over 20 students’ unions have engaged with this
  campaign and are working with their institution to
  improve assessment feedback.


  Two of which we are hearing from later... Northumbria and 
  Sheffield Hallam... 




Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback 
      Any questions or points 
      you would like to raise?



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