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ERIC Number: EJ868281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Feed up, Back, Forward
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy
Educational Leadership, v67 n3 p20-25 Nov 2009
Like the ancient sailor in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" who lamented, "water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink," many teachers feel awash in a sea of assessment data that they don't know how to use. Part of the solution, Fisher and Frey claim, is for educators to understand the three components of any effective feedback system: (1) Feed up (clarify the learning goal to motivate students before teaching begins), (2) Feed back (provide individualized responses to student work), and (3) Feed forward (analyze assessment data frequently and using what you learn to modify instruction). Equally important is creating a system of aligned assessment measures that together gauge student progress toward common, agreed upon goals. Fisher and Frey discuss practices that lead to such alignment, providing examples from classrooms in which they have observed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States