Towards standards of feedback on written assignments in language teacher education
As alliances are formed between various tertiary institutions within and beyond the same country, the issue of standards arises, particularly with reference to the marking of assignments. This is true not only of the summative grading of assignments but also of the formative effect of written feedback. This paper reports on an exercise in analysing, comparing and reflecting on the feedback offered by two university lecturers on postgraduate programmes for teachers. The writers examine retrospectively the written feedback each provided on written assignments and suggest how the information might be used to derive feedback standards that themselves would be the basis for further evaluation.