Strategy: Providing Academic Feedback
How to Provide Academic Feedback
|If the student response to the question is:||The correct teacher response is to:|
|Correct, quick, and firm||Maintain the momentum of the lesson. Give a quick, “Right,” and present the next question.|
|Correct, but hesitant||Praise the student for the correct response, and then review the reasons for the correct answer or the steps associated with finding the right answer.|
|Incorrect, but a careless error||Give a quick, simple correction and allow the student to provide the correct answer. The feedback should make it clear what the correct answer should be. The feedback does not need to include the reasons why the information is correct.|
|Incorrect, due to lack of knowledge of facts or process||Provide the student with prompts to lead them to the correct answer. Use the correction procedure for academic errors.|
References to Other Relevant Resources:
Hofmeister, A. M., & Lubke, M. (2011). Research into practice: Implementing effective teaching strategies (4th ed.). Logan, UT: Academic Success for All Learners.
Marzano, R., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. (2001). Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.