Making Marking Meaningful

The Echo Chamber

Ask any (KS2) teacher to name the task which takes them the most time and you are pretty much guaranteed to get the response, “marking”.  At the beginning of your teaching career, it feels like an endless slog with no light at the end of a very long tunnel.  Along the way, you borrow or create certain strategies to reduce the amount of time you spend on it; providing answer sheets, peer marking and, a favourite of mine, using assessment stampers. But still, it is the task which takes the biggest proportion of your time.

Making Marking Meaningful

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