Hannah Smillie

Primary Teacher

Cambusnethan Primary

  • Digital Learning: Formative Assessment

The use of emoji exit passes in online learning


Self-assessment ultimately reflects on how pupils learn, due to the time of reflection upon their own work, and they can also have a say in the next steps of their learning (Hargreaves, Gipps and Pickering, 2018). It is therefore important to include self-assessment in all learning; whether that learning is in school or delivered on an online platform. Due to the complexity of gauging how pupils are coping with the curriculum when it is delivered online, where teachers are unable to see pupils’ reactions to work or know if they have completed it unaided, self-assessment becomes very important for next steps. Pupils can let their teacher know how they found the work; which will then allow the teacher to be responsive to the needs of the pupils. As well as informing next steps, pupils can be uplifted as a result of reflecting upon their own work as they see their own success, which could lead to further motivation in the learning process (Scottish Government, 2011). 


To explore how pupils give feedback on an online platform.
To identify if pupil feedback is a reflection of the work produced.
To discover if self-assessment can inform responsive planning to suit the needs to learners. 

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