Marking by @EnglishAST

Twitter name: @EnglishAST
Sector: Secondary
Position: Lead Practitioner
What is your advice about? Marking

  1. Make notes as you mark. Common areas of weakness become your next lessons.
  2. Mark books in batches of five. This means you can mark before school, for part of a lunch, after school etc and not have to lug a whole set home.
  3. Make your marking count. Insist that pupils draft and redraft carefully before you mark it- you can only move them on if you are marking their best efforts.
  4. Teach self and peer assessment. Teach them how to assess and then interweave these forms of assessment with your own marking.
  5. Make pupils accountable. Marking is a two way process- insist they act on your feedback and improve their work.
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