It can be easy to set assignments for primary children and secondary students, then overlook the marking of what they produce. The freneticism of the school day (and week, month etc) makes for marking oversight.

Without assessment, the work to students is not completed and finished, They are left hanging in the air. Should this omission become too frequent, the efforts put in by students will fall away sharply. To overlook marking is a demotivator for children and older students alike.

Students appreciate comments and you can’t go past stickers and small tangibles for primary school students. Self marking happens but personalised marking is so important.

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