Education K-12 M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliott, Nathan

Second Reader

Lisa Silmser;


This paper examines the role of teacher feedback in improving the assessment outcomes of students. The literature review provides a brief overview of the types and levels of feedback, and discusses how the timing, format, and type of feedback affect the learning and assessment outcomes of students. This literature review reveals that feedback is valuable and it closes the gabs between learners’ current understanding and performance compared to their learning targets. It also gives information to both learners and instructors that lead to an adjustment of learning through the use of more effective strategies to achieve learning objectives. Furthermore, feedback should be provided to learners promptly with the information they need to improve both their learning and assessment outcomes.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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