Making Marking Meaningful Pt II

Thought-provoking and practical advice on effective and efficient marking, from Cottenham VC. (Part 2)

CPDL @ Cottenham Village College

In the previous post on Making Marking Meaningful, we shared various practices, inspired by others, that have helped improve marking and feedback at CVC. The focus was on making marking more efficient and effective at the same time. As a result of the work we decided a new policy was needed that better reflected the principles and practices that were being developed. We decided that this policy was not to be a set of fixed practices that everyone must follow, but rather a set of key principles that would guide practice in each department. This would give each subject the opportunity to develop practices that would be best suited to learning in their subject, whilst maintaining consistency regarding the overall purpose of marking and feedback. The draft policy states:

“Marking, feedback and pupil response – A Policy

Marking pupils’ work sits within the wider context of assessment policy and practice that is…

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