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ERIC Number: EJ792199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Feedback on Assessment: Students' Perceptions of Quality and Effectiveness
Lizzio, Alf; Wilson, Keithia
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v33 n3 p263-275 Jun 2008
This paper investigated students' perceptions of written assignment feedback. In the first study students (n = 57) reflected on the feedback they had received on a range of assessment tasks and described aspects of helpful and unhelpful assessor comments. A content analysis of student descriptions was undertaken to identify the domain of criteria students reported using to evaluate the quality of written feedback provided on assessment. In the second study a questionnaire was developed to reflect the aspects of students' evaluation of assessment feedback. Factor analysis of students' (n = 277) ratings revealed three dimensions in the structure of their perceptions of marker feedback: developmental, encouraging and fair feedback. While all feedback dimensions were positively correlated with ratings of effectiveness, developmental feedback was most strongly associated with students' evaluations of effective assessment feedback. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A