Placing student feedback at the center of teaching & learning

The way in which teachers engage in two-way, formative, skill-aligned feedback with students is central to student learning. Indeed, it is one of the most influential factors identified in education research. Placing Student Feedback at the Center of Teaching and Learning: Accelerating Learning for Overage, Under-Credited Adolescents describes a set of practices and tools for educators who are committed to using feedback as a powerful way of supporting students, particularly those who struggle academically.

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This document provides an overview of the premise for targeting using feedback as a powerful way of supporting students, particularly those who have lagged behind in high school. The document also provides background and context for the pilot school Bronx Haven High school and the impact work done by the staff on this focus area has had.

This document discusses the pedagogical foundation for teachers to carefully, thoughtfully, and intentionally shaping feedback to students to ensure it accelerates learning and builds trust, particularly with students who felt alienated from school in the past. And in the process, the loop from instruction to feedback and back to instruction infor...

This document provides an overview of the Standards-to-Skills Loop as a way of mapping the path to rigorous standards through attainable performance tasks. It is described here as a loop because the loop follows a multistep path in which a standard is first broken down—defined, distilled, introduced, and explored in detail—before it is then gradual...

This document provides an overview of two central tools to developing student feedback loop: The Student Feedback Form and Conferring Protocol. These tools help teachers to guide students to reflect on a given assignment and plan revisions and improvements during daily independent work time with a subset of students or during an additional period ...

This document provides an overview of the Individualized Student Engagement Chart as a method for providing quick, ongoing feedback to students. The chart helps teachers and students quickly track daily progress in key performance areas and reflect on trends at the beginning of each class, and helps teachers assess students’ progress after each cl...

This document provides an overview of the Student Skill Chart as a method for helping teachers organize and reflect on quick feedback interactions with students. The chart helps both teachers and students track one-on-one check-ins with students and reflect to plan instruction in daily independent or group work time, as well as during teacher plan...

This document provides an overview of conditions within the school framework which support successful implementation of this focus area of work to improve student performance outcomes. The document also includes the appendices which contain templates of student feedback form; conferencing protocol; individualized student engagement chart; and stud...

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