Formative feedback helps students to focus on those areas where they are not strong and where they need to improve their work before the final grading. Too often students remain unaware what they should do for reaching better marks. Individual feedback focusing on a student’s personal development area would solve the problem.
Instructors are often struggling with large student groups and lacking time for individual feedback. One solution is to use templates, which speed up the feedback process and highlight areas where the student can improve their work.
This or similar practices enable a more inclusive approach and consideration of some individual needs. It also allows students to compare their performance to the common criteria, making the process transparent and fair.
Source: Laurea University of Applied Sciences