Student Feedback

The University of Melbourne Assessment Policy states that:

  • Students are entitled to, and should expect to receive feedback.
  • Written feedback should indicate to students how they have performed against assessment criteria and indicate how a student can improve their performance, ideally indicating what specifically should be done to achieve outstanding and/or improved results.

https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1326#section-4.10

It is important to focus on providing students with positive comments and comments on how to do things differently in the future in a constructive manner.

Feedback should:

  • Include comments about the student’s work and provide them with an indication of the relative quality of their work.
  • Explain what was done well, and/or not well, often in reference to the Assessment Criteria and any other articulated expectations.
  • Be constructive and provide helpful guidelines for a better performance next time.

Link to resources:

Creating and using rubrics