publication . Article . 2013

Feeding forward from summative assessment: the Essay Feedback Checklist as a learning tool

Wakefield, Caroline; Adie, James; Pitt, Edd; Owens, Tessa;
  • Published: 21 Aug 2013 Journal: Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, volume 39, pages 253-262 (issn: 0260-2938, eissn: 1469-297X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Owing to the increasing diversity of assessments in higher education, feedback should be provided to students in a format that can assist future and alternative work. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of the Essay Feedback Checklist on future alternative assessments. Participants were assigned to one of two groups, one of which completed the checklist prior to assessment 1 (essay) and received feedback using this method. Attainment on assessment 1 and assessment 2 (examination) were taken as pre- and post-test scores. Results revealed increased assessment scores for the checklist group, compared to those who received conventional feedback. Focus group...
free text keywords: Education, Psychology, Formative assessment, Pedagogy, Higher education, business.industry, business, Summative assessment, Focus group, Physical education, Checklist, Online assessment, L1, LB2300
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