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Too much to mark, too little time. What is a teacher to do?

Time is a finite resource, yet our marking workload can seem infinite. Therefore, we must look for effective marking strategies to help us deal with the seemingly insurmountable pile of books in front of us.

Undeniably, assessment and marking are vital parts of our role as educators. The evidence is clear that effective marking and feedback lead to significant improvements in pupil progress across the board. However, when you look at the numbers it is staggering how much our marking workload is dragging us down.

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