Feed the Need to Learn

Adding Feedback to Digital Exams

Feedback is one of the most powerful ways to impact student learning.  Capitalize on the power of digital quizzes and tests by including feedback within your tests so students get feedback IMMEDIATELY upon completion.  The power of digital exams for teachers is automatic grading and easy data tracking.  The power of digital exams for students is IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK!  In fancy research terms, the effect of feedback on student learning is .75 (Hattie, Visible Learning for Teachers).  In a nutshell, it can make a big difference, but only if we provide it!  

General Tips

  • Keep it short.
  • Be as specific as possible.
  • Provide the learner a next step in the thinking process.
  • If you don’t have time to add both, begin with feedback for incorrect answers.

Feedback for Correct Answers

Feedback for Incorrect Answers

Example Feedback Statements

Actually, these were taken several miles apart in different areas, so that is not the case.

Good try. In actuality, this event happened prior to the War of 1812.

Are you sure? The example is actually a simile because it makes a comparison without using like or as.

Close, but not quite. A quadrilateral is actually a four-sided shape that is two-dimensional with straight lines. Here are some examples: Include picture or link.

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