5.8 Transparent marking
In summary, using the marking techniques mentioned here should ensure transparent marking, which helps students to progress on their module and towards their qualification. Students should be able to clearly see where they have gained full marks and where improvements can be made.
It might only be a single mark that a student has dropped but they still need to understand why they dropped that mark. Feedback on script helps to highlight this, and feedforward points the student in the right direction for future assessments.
We have focused on written feedback here, but there could be opportunities to add TMA feedback in other ways, for example by audio or visual means. It can also be helpful to the students to follow up general TMA feedback via tutor group forums, or possibly at tutorials if there were some common misconceptions.