Formative evaluation includes a range of evaluation procedures conducted during the teaching period of a paper, in order to improve the experience of the current cohort of students - rather than waiting until they have completed the paper to gain their feedback.


Options for formative feedback include:

  • Peer review
  • Group interviews
  • In-class discussions
  • Structured self-reflection and analysis.

A variety of tools can be considered, including:

  • Email
  • Google Forms (these can be made anonymous)
  • Moodle forums
  • Collecting student opinions through Moodle data collection tools
  • Interactive presentation tools, including:
    • Xorro-Q (contact staff for information about licences)
    • Mentimeter

Contact the Evaluations Team if you have questions or would like assistance to implement formative evaluation in your papers.