The NUS published 10 principles of effective feedback in their 2010 Charter on Assessment and Feedback.

  1. Formative assessment and feedback should be used throughout the programme.
  2. Students should have access to face-to-face feedback for at least the first piece of assessment each academic year.
  3. Receiving feedback should not be exclusive to certain forms of assessment.
  4. Feedback should be timely.
  5. Students should be provided with a variety of assessment methods.
  6. There should be anonymous marking for all summative assessment.
  7. Students should be able to submit assessment electronically.
  8. Students should be supported to critique their own work.
  9. Programme induction should include information on assessment practices and understanding marking criteria.
  10. Students should be given a choice for format of feedback.