Looking at Student Work: Feedback on Students' Written Performance
Writing is one of the most common performance assessment tasks students are asked to do in schools. This session focuses on two main points: (1) the nature of the writing task or prompt affects what students write and what evidence of learning is produced, and (2) feedback on student writing should be based on the criteria you shared before the assignment and include suggestions for improvement. Participants will discover these points by looking at and interpreting student work, giving feedback on the work as presented, and envisioning how the teacher could modify the task to get different evidence. Participants who wish to bring student written work from their own classrooms are welcome to do so.