Making marking efficient and meaningful

Offer quality feedback in half the time with these hand-picked marking grids, spreadsheets and self-assessment templates

Tes Resources Team

Teacher Marking Tools

Top tips, tools and templates to help you and your students get the most out of time spent marking

Getting the right balance between time spent marking and offering quality feedback can be tricky. Luckily, we've got you covered. Check out these resources and help your students get on top of their progress. 

Speed up marking

Make the most out of technology by using an automated spreadsheet to calculate grades.

Markbook and Assessment Log Spreadsheet
pro_resources

Markbook and Assessment Log Spreadsheet

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This is a powerful spreadsheet markbook and assessment log. As a teacher, there are so many areas to assess and keep track of. This spreadsheet can almost do it all for you! All calculations update the overall mark, average, grade and percentage. It has taken years of making changes and edits t...

Use a grid

Use one of the grids below as a guide to give marks and feedback, while allowing students to reflect on your comments. 

Marking and Feedback grid
Victoria1987

Marking and Feedback grid

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A simple grid to provide feedback to students on a piece of work or work from several lessons. I use two highlighters - one for successes and another for next steps. How to use Change the topic title. Work out the success criteria for the work and fill in the successes section. Use the su...
grid to help with marking & feedback
leigh-canning

grid to help with marking & feedback

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I use this once a term to give detailed feedback quickly to students. Do not try to use this every time you mark (as if you are like me and have about 300 students you teach it's too much workload wise). You could get students to use this as part of peer assessment based upon your feedback too. I ...

Add stickers

Print out these marking stickers and save time in giving feedback. Bonus point: they make you look cool. 

Marking Stickers
Suzanne Quinn

Marking Stickers

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A collection of marking stickers that I have used very successfully in lessons. Some are even personalised (just change my name to yours). It can save a lot of time in writing comments in pupils' books!
Marking stickers to speed up and encourage feedback
PlanMyLesson .

Marking stickers to speed up and encourage feedback

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Marking code stickers that I use for all my classes. This speeds up marking and encourages feedback. Stick the codes key in student's book/ classroom wall. Print out and stick! Simples! Printer sticker paper can be purchased online (avery standard 5160).Images are taken from Microsoft Office Clip...
Marking Stickers to Encourage Feedback - 23 Template Bundle
maxblackburn

Marking Stickers to Encourage Feedback - 23 Template Bundle

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Has that pile of books been sitting on your desk for over a week? Why not print out some stickers and get sticking! I use a range of stickers to encourage student feedback. It's an excellent way to save some time but also encourage a dialogue. Credit to A. Wilkes for inspiration. You will require va...
Marking Stickers (9-1) With Effort
stephen2107

Marking Stickers (9-1) With Effort

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Marking stickers with effort gauge, a level 9-1 thermometer and space for www, ebi and pupil feedback. Set up for 2 by 4 sticker sheets, but just as good on paper with a glue stick to hand.

Encourage self-assessment

Motivate pupils to be independent learners by giving them the chance to self-reflect. For example, try a DIRT worksheet or hang a ticket tracker to let students display their work. 

DIRT Worksheet (A3 Double-Sided)
godwin86

DIRT Worksheet (A3 Double-Sided)

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Need an instant DIRT worksheet/session? This is for any GCSE (or exam) subject. This download includes a generic (multi-subject) A3 double-sided DIRT worksheet and PowerPoint instructional slides. DIRT stands for 'Dedicated Improvement Reflection Time' and the worksheet features a number of...
Independent Self-Assessment Tool
Matthew White

Independent Self-Assessment Tool

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This is a great self-assessment resource for learners to showcase their understanding of the activity they are doing! I hope that you find this resource useful in supporting learners to self-assess their ability to complete a task. It is also extremely helpful in identifying learners that could...
Student Self Assessment Mat
thisisgeography

Student Self Assessment Mat

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Guided self assessment mat for students. Encourages students to actively improve their work. Great as an extension task or to get students to check their work prior to marking. For more resources visit [**This is Geography**](http://thisisgeography.co.uk). Full SoW for all new GCSE specifications -...