It is true that the analysis of test results help teachers modify their teaching strategies to effectively meet the different needs of their students. (Differentiation). It is also true that formative comments can be very effective in elevating the standard of students’ performance. In fact, effective formative comments take students from where they are to where you want them to be. Formative comments help students on this journey.
Creating a learning conversation on how to improve students’ work
Rule 1: Students need to be working.
Rule 2: Teacher is free to walk around the room and observe. (Look at the objectives and see how students are working). Meanwhile, a teacher can give formative comments to support students with the objectives.
Differentiation can be considered at this stage and comments should differ according to the level and needs of each group of students. The objective here is to have as many interactions as possible around the objectives. The teacher can encourage students to write comments about their peers. (A positive comment) – how best they can actually improve their learning. In this way the teacher can create a learning classroom.