As parents we all like to know how our children are doing at school. When reports come out we may be disappointed that the comments our child receives are very similar to the ones from the year before. “Charlie should improve his communication skills” it may say. But how does Charlie actually go about doing this?
KIS’s new Formative Assessment Feedback Model, which is now being implemented for certain subjects and grades in the IB Middle Years Programme, provides parents and students with feedback during the learning process, rather than at the end of it, allowing students to improve their learning before the assignment is over.
The new model, which has recently been piloted in Grade 10, has shown to be effective, with fewer students receiving a report card mark of “3” on the IB scale of 0-7 and more students scoring a “7” in English, where this project was first piloted. The model also makes student learning more visible.
The Feedback Model works as follows: