Need to Know Learning Matrix
I use these to assess student understanding and progress through the term and to provide quality feedback without the need for excessive comment writing.
I simply put the matrix in the front of the students book, every time I mark their books I highlight the relevant criteria in one colour (usually yellow) and criteria I would like them to attempt in DIRT in another (usually pink). Once the criteria to attempt is achieved I simply tick it off on the matrix.
In their books I will write WWW and list the codes for the criteria achieved. I will then draw steps to indicate how to level up and write the corresponding codes of criteria I want them to attempt.
The Need to Know questions are based on the lessons & learning objectives over the term, which are also used to create the coded success criteria.
I find this technique reduces the time I spend marking books however allows me to provide quality feedback and to clearly see progress over the term.
Hope it's of use.