I know that research says effective feedback is critical to increasing student achievement.  However, I have this nagging question in the back of my mind as I spend this Monday evening grading tests (2 hours and counting), “Are the the students really going to read all my written feedback?”  Then occasionally I have flashbacks when I was in high school when I anxiously waited for the paper to come back to just check out the grade.  Am I alone in this?  Is this how most of my students act?

[Thought] Maybe tomorrow my bellnote (bell work) will ask the students to summarize my feedback.  Okay, now that I feel better (or more evil) I can continue grading…

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