The Assessment and Feedback Group engages the McGill community in considering effective methods for assessing student work and strategies for providing feedback to students, particularly in large classes*. We are interested in formal methods of assessment resulting in a grade, as well as strategies for providing feedback that students can use to improve their performance during the learning process. The group meets once a month throughout the academic year to rethink assessment and feedback practices with a view to enhancing McGill students’ learning experiences.
We hold events that showcase effective and creative approaches to assessment and feedback used by McGill instructors, and provide a forum for discussion among peers interested in addressing these topics. We also publish a companion blog series.
*The definition of a large class is contextual: it depends on the discipline and the goals of the course. If your class feels like a large class, it probably is a large one.