As teachers we are pressured to write novels of feedback on all tests and assignments. Check out the quick assessment tips I share below to lighten your marking load.
Not every assignment needs an official mark on a rubric
I use a check minus, check and check plus feedback system in my class. This way students are receiving timely feedback about concepts they have learned.
Check Minus = meet with the teacher to go over lesson/idea again
Check = keep going and use the bump it up board to add more details to your future assignments
Check Plus = WOW! you are exceeding assignment expectations – use the enrichment bins or ask for an enrichment project
Build feedback into your rubrics
When you are creating your marking sheets build the common feedback into the sheets so you can highlight it as your mark each assignment. It saves you time as the teacher from writing “proof read your work” 30, 40 or 100 times per assignment.
The first part of this example rubric is a checkbric where the teacher can check the level of achievement, and then provide strengths and next steps in the stars and wishes section of the rubric. I leave enough room along the sides and bottom of the rubric for a personal comment if it is needed.