A1 Journal article (refereed)
The development of secondary students’ feedback literacy : peer assessment as an intervention (2020)

Ketonen, L., Nieminen, P., & Hähkiöniemi, M. (2020). The development of secondary students’ feedback literacy : peer assessment as an intervention. Journal of Educational Research, 113(6), 407-417. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2020.1835794

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All authors or editorsKetonen, Laura; Nieminen, Pasi; Hähkiöniemi, Markus

Journal or seriesJournal of Educational Research



Publication year2020

Publication date07/12/2020


Issue number6

Pages range407-417


Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73040


A growing body of research has recognized the importance of students’ having active roles in feedback processes. Feedback literacy refers to students’ understandings of and participation in feedback processes, and research on students’ feedback literacy has so far focused on higher education; secondary schools have not received attention. This case study investigates secondary students’ feedback literacy and its development in the context of formative peer assessment. From various data sources, three categories of students’ feedback literacy were identified, and criteria for the levels of literacy in each category were created. The criteria were used in the coding of seventh- and eighth-grade students’ skills. The results show that students were able to develop their feedback literacy skills. Thus, secondary school students should be introduced to feedback literacy via, for example, formative peer assessment.

Keywordsfeedbackpeer review (assessment methods)secondary educationnatural sciences

Free keywordsfeedback literacy; peer assessment; formative assessment; feedback; secondary education; science

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Reporting Year2020

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