Feed-Forward Assessment Feedback

Assessment feedback is conceptualized as a ‘feed-forward’ approach which is future-focused, action-oriented and used to improve student learning. Effective feedback is provided to student learning. Effective feedback is provided to students with an understanding that they can use it to improve future work.

Focus feedback on what students should continue doing and how they can improve their future efforts. Some instructors ask students to choose an element of previous feedback and describe how they have addressed it in a future assignment.


Continuous Feedback in Field School (Interview with Dr. Brandon Karchewski)

Experiential Learning Without Grades (Interview with Lisa Silver)


Sustainable Assessment: Rethinking assessment for the learning society: David Boud (2000)

Aligning assessment with long-term learning: David Boud and Nancy Falchikov (2006)

Key Skills Computerised Assessments. Guiding Principles: Sue Drew, Louise Thorpe & Phil Bannister (2002)

Making Sense of Assessment Feedback in Higher Education:  Carol Evans (2013)

Conditions under which assessment supports students’ learning : Graham Gibbs and Claire Simposon (2004)

Assessment and grading at the University of Alberta: policies, practices, and possibilities: Robert W. Luth (2010)