Using acronyms for commenting in assessments

When marking tests, cycle tests or exams, I make use of acronyms that I explain to my students afterwards. It helps me to be able to make comments in an abbreviated way so I can keep track of their understanding and it’s a time saver for me when going through many papers at a time. I don’t like to have too many, so these are the basic ones I use the most and consistently in most of my marking.

CL CLARIFY
RTQ READ THE QUESTION
RTM REFER TO MEMO
NAE NOT ADEQUATELY EXPLAINED
FURTHER EXPLANATION REQUIRED
? I DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WERE WRITING ABOUT
RPTD THIS INFORMATION/FACT HAS BEEN REPEATED/MENTIONED EARLIER (usually followed by an arrow linking to the previously mentioned fact
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Matthew is a Computer Applications Technology teacher at an independent school in South Africa.

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