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Feedback must be given to a student who submits a quiz within 24 hours. Since quizzes are a conversation, in addition to a formative assessment, the instructor side of the conversation must take place as quickly as possible.

  1. Feedback must be direct, and clear.
  2. Feedback must be about the solution - not the student.
  3. Feedback must provide clear instructions on how to improve comprehension.

Since we're now focused on achieving 100% comprehension for each student on every concept that a quiz covers, immediate feedback is critical so that as little forgetting happens as possible.

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Steve Brownlee

Head Coach at Nashville Software School. Evolving software development education.


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