“The most powerful single modification that enhances achievement is feedback. The simplest prescription for improving education must be dollops of feedback.”
— John Hattie, AUS Journal of Education

The Power of Feedback

Over the past decade, the body of academic research around feedback has gained significant traction and attention. Studies affirm that feedback is one of - if not the - leading impact on student learning and achievement.

Effective feedback has been shown to dramatically accelerate learner growth - equivalent to 8 additional months of in-class time per year. It has an immediate impact on results (test scores) and leads to lower failure rates, fewer suspensions, and better attendance.

Most significantly, the relationship between feedback and achievement has proven consistent regardless of race,  socioeconomic status, grade, or school setting. Failure to implement effective feedback practices undermines every other effort in curriculum, assessment, and teaching.

It's important to remember, however, that not all feedback is created equal. To be effective, feedback must be goal-oriented, specific, actionable, digestible, timely, ongoing, and consistent. This kind of personalized, robust feedback is a heavy lift for teachers. Graiders are trained to help lighten the load, delivering accurate, high-quality feedback that drives results.