summative feedback

Need help with summative feedback?

Save precious time and energy every day, improve communication with your students and parents, and get all of your student and class information organized with our templates that help you easily create summative feedback.

Try it Free

No credit card required.

Getting Started

browser extension for feedback

Create your free FeedbackPanda account and explore your new PLC.

feedback teaching portal

Create your feedback from scratch, or use the templates to save them to reuse again.

feedbackpanda cloud

Send your feedback where it needs to go, and have it documented to refer to later.

Start 14 Day Trial

No credit card required.

What is Summative Feedback?

Summative feedback is often provided to students once they’ve finished a class topic, unit, project, or semester. It evaluates how much they’ve learned and typically comes with a grade. You’ll tie it to specific learning objectives and their performance will also indicate how well your course design turned out.

Tips for Giving Effective Summative Feedback

Here are some key tips for providing your students with the summative type of feedback to help set them up for success:

  • Be authentic. Be sure your feedback reflects a variety of practical skills that students need both in and outside of the classroom, whenever possible.
  • Make it reliable. The structure and type of information you provide in your feedback should be similar and consistent across all classes and students.
  • Check that it’s valid. Feedback needs to accurately reflect what you’ve been teaching during the assessment period.
  • Accommodate variety. Students should have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills in more ways than one (i.e. some students are more visual learners while some prefer the written word).
  • Utilize effective evaluation tools. For example, rubrics can help to clearly communicate what you expect and to assess a wide range of knowledge and skills.

Examples of Summative Feedback

You can give summative assessment or feedback to your students in various ways. Some examples include unit, mid-term, final, or standardized tests and exams, final projects or portfolios, and research reports.

Summative vs Formative Feedback

Summative assessment evaluates your students’ learning after they complete a topic, unit, semester, or another class milestone. This type of feedback evaluates how much a student has learned and compares this to a standard or benchmark, such as a grade. You can use feedback that’s summative to assess how effective a course was and improve it for future classes. On the other hand, formative feedback assesses a student’s progress throughout a project, assignment, or course. Formative feedback examples include interactive class activities, pop-quizzes, surveys, and homework.

Features and Benefits of FeedbackPanda

Reusable Feedback Templates

summative feedback templates

It’s so easy to create and manage your personal library of feedback templates, customizable for all of your classes. Simply write your feedback texts once, then it’s simple to repurpose them for different students and classes and add notes on their class performance. Student information like names and gender pronouns even gets auto-filled in the templates to save you time.

Student and Class Profiles

student profiles

You can conveniently save profiles of each student’s preferences, learning style, and photo within FeedbackPanda. This is great since it helps connect you with your students and provide a more personalized learning experience. What’s more, you’ll be extra prepared for each class with course notes that you’ve saved. You can easily search all profiles and notes from FeedbackPanda’s dashboard or access them right from your classroom via the browser extension.

FeedbackPandaCloud

FeedbackPanda Cloud

With the FeedbackPanda Cloud, you can find and use templates that your colleagues have shared and quickly save them to your own library to use for your students and classes. From there, it’s easy to update the feedback templates, with everything in one place.

Calendar

student calendar

FeedbackPanda’s calendar feature requires zero effort to keep up with your students and celebrate their milestones. You’ll never miss another student birthday, holiday or important event again since each week you’ll get reminded of everything via dashboard notifications.

Try FeedbackPanda Free for 14 Days

Then, continue to use your feedback templates uninterrupted for $15/month or $150/year +tax.

feedbackpanda monthly pricing

MONTHLY PLAN

$15 /mo

Unlimited Reports

FeedbackPanda Cloud

Unlimited Students

Try It Free
feedbackpanda annual pricing

ANNUAL PLAN

$150 /yr

Unlimited Reports

FeedbackPanda Cloud

Unlimited Students

Try It Free

Summative Feedback Frequently Asked Questions

What is summative feedback?

Typically, summative assessment or feedback is given to students when they’ve completed a class topic, unit, project, or semester. It evaluates how much they’ve learned, usually against a graded benchmark that’s tied to specific learning objectives.

How can I effectively give my students summative feedback?

Check that your feedback reflects a variety of practical skills. Provide reliable, valid and consistent information. Consider a variety of learning styles and preferences. Use effective evaluation tools, like rubrics.

What are some examples of summative feedback?

Unit, mid-term, final, or standardized tests and exams, final projects or portfolios, and research reports are all examples of summative feedback.

What are the differences between the summative and formative types of feedback?

Summative feedback assesses your students’ learning after they complete a topic, unit, semester, or another class milestone, usually with a grade. Formative feedback evaluates a student’s progress during a project, assignment, or class.

How does FeedbackPanda help with summative feedback?

You can save time and effort with FeedbackPanda’s library of feedback templates that can be repurposed and customized for different students.

How much does FeedbackPanda cost?

FeedbackPanda is free for 14 days, after which you can continue creating your feedback templates for just $15/month or $150/year +tax.

Ready to kick your summative feedback up a notch?

Try it Free

Free 14 Day Trial. No Credit Card Required.