Take Home Points

  • Evaluation and feedback are very similar. However, evaluation typically is:
    • Scheduled
    • Formal
    • Addresses global performance
    • Is used to determine grading or improvement
    • Ascribes a "value" to the behavior being assessed
  • Although there are a variety of characteristics of constructive feedback, some key elements include the following:
    • Descriptive
    • Specific
    • Focused on a behavior that can be changed
    • Timely
  • The G-R-A-D-E strategy can serve as a framework for evaluating your student.
  • It is critical to incorporate evaluation and feedback from the beginning of the learning experience.