Assessment and Feedback Group

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.

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McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

L'Université McGill est sur un emplacement qui a longtemps servi de lieu de rencontre et d'échange entre les peuples autochtones, y compris les nations Haudenosaunee et Anishinabeg. Nous reconnaissons et remercions les divers peuples autochtones dont les pas ont marqué ce territoire sur lequel les peuples du monde entier se réunissent maintenant.