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What is Mark Mate?

Drastically reduce your teacher workload and remove your marking anxiety by bringing digital methods to your book based marking. Mark Mate allows teachers to simply 'say' their comments out loud as they mark their students' books. This verbal feedback is then dictated directly into our mobile app and can be printed instantly, either on labels or A4 cover sheets.

Not only does Mark Mate speed up the marking process, it also stores everything a teacher says directly into their online markbook. This detailed and live data allows you to build an incredibly clear picture of your students' progress simply by marking your work.

Recommended Usage

2-3 Hours. The normal time that teachers would spend marking.

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Educational Impact

reduce teacher workload
88%
improve teacher wellbeing
86%
improve teaching efficiency
86%
provide school data
56%
CompanyHQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2016
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesGive Student FeedbackAdminister AssessmentsReduce WorkloadImprove WellbeingFeedback StickersMarking & FeedbackTeacher WellbeingMarkingFeedback
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Schools receive an 'Admin Account' which can then create individual teacher logins. The printers are installed locally on teachers' machines which normally takes 10-15 minutes. Our web application is accessed via Google Chrome and our mobile app is available for both iOs and Android devices. From a teacher's point of view, Mark Mate has been designed to be simple and intuitive to use.

Set Up

Using our 'Printer Wizard' setup is quick and easy. Installing the label printer normally takes around 10 minutes. Creating classes and pieces of work takes between 5 - 20 minutes depending on your needs.

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We provide free, 1:1 training via Zoom for all of our users. This can be booked at any time using our online booking system and can be used as many times as you like. We are a company built by teachers to support teachers so we want to do everything we can to help!

SupportEmailFAQs/ForumPhone Support

We pride ourselves on the support we offer schools. We are a company built by teachers, for teachers. We understand the stresses and strains of teaching so do everything we can to get you up and running quickly and easily.

Teachers can book 1:1 support with a member of our team directly through the application free of charge. We can help with any technical or educational related queries to ensure you save as much time as possible. We also have a live chat in the application for any questions at all.

Home Learning

School must create the account.

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Mark Mate pricing starts from £69 / year

Mention that you saw us on Ed-Tech Impact for an exclusive 10% discount!

We work with schools and teachers to make sure they are getting the best possible price to suit them and their budgets. It is possible to purchase Mark Mate monthly and annually for individual teachers and schools. We also offer site licenses starting as low at £495 for the year.

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Mark Mate Reviews

4.4 out of 5

from 32 Verified Reviews

Mark Mate has collected 2 reviews in the past 6 months

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Julia

teacher

Newbridge School, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Mark Mate weekly for 4-6 months

Sep 2022

Its so easy to use and the pupils really respond to the individualised feedback. I cannot fault it!

Julia found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I dont have to write the same comment over and over and I can give specific feedback to individual pupils much more quickly!
  • Slightly provides school data
    I havent used it in that context yet
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It speeds up marking significantly
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I spend less time marking, yet probably give more imactful feedback!
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Mark

ESOL tutor

The Manchester College Shena Simon Campus, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Used Mark Mate monthly for 3-4 years

Sep 2022

The software is not perfect and I often need to correct what is typed but it is still very useful.

Mark found Mark Mate:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I use it because of a health problem with my hand.
  • Slightly provides school data
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It allows me to give significant feedback to students.
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
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Gemma Prouse

Teacher of English

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Apr 2022

What's not to love?!?

Gemma Prouse found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I find it so much quicker to talk my feedback than to write it. I also like that it syncs to a markbook rather than me having to enter the data in to my markbook separately after!
  • Significantly provides school data
    Instant collation of data - winner!
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    When I get more confident with MarkMate then I'd like to try using it in the classroom to provide feedback for pupils, although I'm not sure what that looks like yet.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Marking can be completed quickly!
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Hilary Seaton

Head of Dance and PE

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Mar 2022

7 - cost does rack up. It works well with smaller classes but the time to set up classes can be excessive

Hilary Seaton found Mark Mate:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I am able to make better use of time. For example, when the kids are getting changed, I can quickly type up their verbal feedback and put it in their books by the time they come out of the changing rooms.
  • Not provides school data
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    It helps lower ability students to process the verbal feedback better. By them having it printed out immediately after the conversation, it helps to remind them what to do independently
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    I feel less pressured when I am having a book scrutiny knowing that my students have lots of stickers in their book
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Hayley Moutrey

English Teacher

Day Spring Trust, England

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Mar 2022

I have found a slight bug recently where if I have left general feedback for all my class, it is then difficult to give individual feedback afterwards. I have to come back to my home page after marking each pupil rather than stay in the marksheet and change feedback for each pupil by clicking on their name. At times, the system can be quite slow moving from page to page, or pupil to pupil.

Hayley Moutrey found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Handwriting WWW and TMPC can sometimes be length in English. I use Mark Mate to include comments for my pupils to consider which challenges them. I can use prompt questions to scaffold. I now only literacy mark books and all of my summative comments are given via Mark Mate stickers. Copying and pasting my comments can also be a great time saver!
  • Moderately provides school data
    I haven't used Mark Mate for long enough yet to comment (KS4). However, it helps with report writing and during Parent's Evening greatly as I can see every comment I've given a child just by hovering my curser over their name. I have also found the colour coding to be most helpful for Life Without Levels (KS3).
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Feedback is personalised.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I have significant back problems and struggle to sit for long periods of time. Mark Mate reduces the time I spent marking but also my posture as I can type or say my feedback rather than write it.
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gregory

art teacher

Bishops blue coat school, England

Used Mark Mate weekly for 4-6 months

Mar 2022

I be lost without it , more schools should use it and pay for it for there staff. Teaching is so hard with the amount of work we have to do I can mark my books in under an hour

gregory found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    cuts down on my marking, doing art means I teach nearly every child at KS3.
  • Slightly provides school data
    I use the data I have on here to help me do my reports
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I am dyslexic so it helps me being able to give detail feed back to students that they can read and understand. Love it as it corrects my spellings for me
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Saves me so much time...I can have a bit of a life
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Cat Acha

Teacher

KIlkenny Primary School, Australia

Used Mark Mate weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

I have found this a valuable resource and it's a quality service which helps me carry out my job.

Cat Acha found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Time for marking, assessment used to write reports, easy access to data
  • Significantly provides school data
    It makes it easy and simple to transfer across
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Save time marking, central organised planning, data easily accesibly for reporting purposes and feedback
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
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Rachel Loong

Head of MFL

Thamesmead School, England

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

It has been fantastic so far! I would say 'life changing'

Rachel Loong found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    No long written comments or repeating yourself in multiple books. Can speak the feedback AS I look at the books - game changer!
  • Moderately provides school data
    I can set grades or percentages for types of work and track them over time.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Easy to see common errors made by multiple students
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Massive cut in marking time.
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Claire Summerhayes

Head of KS3

Lewis Girls' School, Wales

Used Mark Mate daily for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

I love the system.

Claire Summerhayes found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Using the labels is very quick. You can mark a class set in a quarter of the time that it usually takes. The addition of the A4 marking pages enables me to assess against set assessment objectives and provides a space for student response. I like how all of the information is stored and collated online.
  • Not significantly provides school data
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Quicker and more organised feedback frees up time to spend with family.
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Cat Harley

Teacher

Castle Bromwich Junior School, England

Used Mark Mate weekly for 7–12 months

Feb 2022

Cat Harley found Mark Mate:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Able to copy and paste remarks and also the speed that it prints and sticks is excellent.
  • Not significantly provides school data
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    You can print a sticker on the spot in your room at the time that the feedback is given rather than waiting until after the lesson and going to the school printer etc.
  • Not significantly improves teacher wellbeing
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Greg Vrecenak

Teacher of English & Educational Technology Coach

Al Bateen Academy, United Arab Emirates

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

I love the software. I used it to mark IB English exams and Mark Mate hastened my mark time. I am encouraging school-wide adoption of Mark Mate.

Greg Vrecenak found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Being able to mark multiple students' work simultaneously just by ticking boxes
  • Significantly provides school data
    Collating information in the app; easy view
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Voice to text streamlines marking and the print outs present in a nicer way than handwriting
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    More balance, less marking time spent
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Matt Wheeler

Teacher of physics

Monmouth Comprehensive School, Wales

Used Mark Mate weekly for 4-6 months

Feb 2022

As I have said, there are always problems with it. I have set up a new class this afternoon so that I can mark books. MarkMate will not let me access the mark sheet I have created.

Reply from Mark Mate:Hi Matt, I am so sorry to hear you have not been having a positive experience with Mark Mate. I can see you mentioned marksheets, these would be empty for a new class and potentially only available if your Mark Mate account is linked to your school MIS? Please do email us at info@markmate.co.uk and perhaps we could get our CEO to have a Zoom call with you to discuss any problems you might be having?
Matt Wheeler found Mark Mate:
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    I am always finding glitsches. This means that everything takes longer whilst these are sorted or I revert to red pen marking.
  • Not provides school data
    None
  • Not significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I refer to an earlier answer.
  • Not significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Causes stress by not working properly.
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Andrew Keating

Teacher

Naas CBS, Ireland

Used Mark Mate weekly for 4-6 months

Feb 2022

It is a brilliant system and I would absolutely recommend it to any teacher struggling with their workload at present.

Andrew Keating found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It makes giving feedback a lot faster and therefore improves the quality and frequency at which I can give this feedback.
  • Significantly provides school data
    It has multiple options for generating reports on student progress and tracking this progress over time. I really like the way I can store all of this data in one central location.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It provides once centralised system for marking and makes great use of templates which can be used again and again to improve the efficiency of marking work.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Any tool that reduces workload improves wellbeing!
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Dan

Head of Geography

Morriston Comprehensive, Wales

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

Great benefits for improving quality of feedback and reducing workload. Unable to give 9/10 as still familiarising myself with system.

Dan found Mark Mate:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Far quicker than typing or hand writing feedback. Reduces time spent marking by at least 1/3rd
  • Moderately provides school data
    Easy to track progress against assessment objectives through grade sets
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Enables DIRT to be used more effectively through targeted feedback and questions to prompt progress.
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Lessening workload means more time on more enjoyable aspects of teaching like lesson planning and interacting with learners. Also, less time spent at work and able to leave earlier each day.
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Ed Cooper

Head of Design and Technology Faculty

Ashby School, England

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

Absolutely brilliant - students cant read my writing therefore I slow down, with this the pace increases and it actually comes across how I want it to - very natural process

Ed Cooper found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Clear detailed feedback, speeds up marking by 300%
  • Moderately provides school data
    Recorded data quickly exported into spreadsheets etc used to track progress
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Used for progress checks with Year 13 Engineering students, great depth provided in a fraction of the time with personalised messages that are not as stale as hand written
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Reduced marking time - more impactful feedback so seems more worthwhile
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Sophie Delacoe

Teacher of English

Hetton School, England

Used Mark Mate daily for 4-6 months

Feb 2022

Very efficient and useful - highly recommend

Sophie Delacoe found Mark Mate:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I am able to pre-populate labels to use for common feedback and give in depth, personalised feedback to students in a fraction of the time
  • Moderately provides school data
    I am able to track student progress through several pieces of work much more efficiently than if done without MarkMate
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    To quickly and efficiently mark books and provide feedback
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Reduced workload means better teacher wellbeing
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Abigail Woodcock

Teacher of English

Rhyddings, England

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

I have really enjoyed markmate for all of the reasons stated previously.

Abigail Woodcock found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It reduces it because it makes whole class feedback and individual feedback quicker and more detailed.
  • Slightly provides school data
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It improves detail of feedback and makes it much quicker.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Reducing marking time
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Ian

Lead Teacher of Music

Charles Dickens School, England

Used Mark Mate daily for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

The system is good but sometimes the voice recognition is a long way out or it adds random capital letters to words that do not need them. I need to spend time after each assessment re-reading comments and making corrections which takes a lot of time.

Ian found Mark Mate:
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    I find that it takes the same amount of time but my feedback is more relevant and detailed than before.
  • Not significantly provides school data
    My school assessments are not done using markmate.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Feedback is more detailed and precise for each student.
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    I am not very good at concentrating on writing for long periods of time so speaking allows me to get the work done without the stresses of forcing myself to complete it.
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Allison Jakes

Headteacher

Ridgmont Lower School, England

Used Mark Mate daily for 3-4 years

Oct 2021

This tool is effective in reducing the actual time it takes to mark (even quicker if you use the speech recognition tool!); it provides an overview of attainment and these two main advantages both go towards reducing teacher workload.

Allison Jakes found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly provides school data
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
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Paula Payne

Teacher

Bright Futures Educational Trust, England

Used Mark Mate weekly for 1-2 years

Oct 2021

It has had a really significant impact. I sometimes worry about what would happen if I didn't have it and had to revert to my old routines. It is fair to say i would feel lost without it!

Paula Payne found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It just helps me get through assessment so much more quickly, whilst actually improving the quality and effectiveness for both myself and the students.
  • Significantly provides school data
    I can see progress and I can target individuals in need of support.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I mark work faster and more frequently as a result. it is less burdensome to mark work and more rewarding because I feel I am doing a better job and I don't get so stressed out about it.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I used to get very stressed about the assessment of work and also struggle to organise my marking. Now I feel in control of it and although I still have a high workload it feels more manageable and I am more confident.
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Grant Jones

Teacher

Skyswood School, England

Used Mark Mate daily for 4-6 months

Sep 2021

I do feel you should be able to collect all data in a subject for one child. Some issues with assessment and grades

Grant Jones found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    General marking / assessment
  • Not provides school data
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Reduces unnecessary marking - more focused
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Reduces marking time
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Tom Norton

Teacher

Secondary school, Scotland

Used Mark Mate weekly for 0–3 months

Sep 2021

It's very easy to use, the phone app is a game changer and the software is versatile. I can see a way to use this for starter tasks with specific questions/activities, challenge questions at the end of feedback and exit cards.

Reply from Mark Mate:Thank you Tom! This is so great to hear and we're so pleased you are seeing the benefits of Mark Mate already. It sounds like you are coming up with some amazing different uses. Thank you again. If you need anything at all, you know where we are!
Tom Norton found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Makes it easier to give longer feedback in a vastly reduced time.
  • Not significantly provides school data
    I am not really using this function yet.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Giving clearer and more personalised feedback.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I'm actually enjoying marking.
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Nick Matthews

Headteacher

Used Mark Mate weekly for 4-6 months

Sep 2021

Very efficient product that has great potential, but very occasional errors need changing manually.

Nick Matthews found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Allowing much more in depth responses to children, taking less time to do more.
  • Moderately provides school data
    Tracking of objectives
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    We can set relevant challenge questions to relevant children very rapidly.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Less time marking
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Deborah Andrew

Teacher

Used Mark Mate monthly for 3-4 years

Sep 2021

Reply from Mark Mate:Hi Deborah, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it means the world to us! It's great to hear that Mark Mate has had an impact on your workload, we're lucky to have you! If you need anything, please let us know!
Deborah Andrew found Mark Mate:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Makes marking creative writing less onerous through use of dictation and also records marks at the same time
  • Moderately provides school data
    As in previous answer, creating mark books is very quick
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    As above
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Marking is more efficient and less time consuming
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David Green

Area Lead for English

John Leggott College, England

Used Mark Mate occasionally for 1-2 years

Sep 2021

Excellent support from the team. Excellent technological facility to provide detailed, precise feedback.

Reply from Mark Mate:Hi David, Thank you so much for your kind words. It's been great working with you and we're so glad you have seen a positive change in your marking and assessment. Here's to many years to come!
David Green found Mark Mate:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Dictation methods are excellent and more detailed and precise feedback can be provided as opposed to handwriting. Very good to track feedback given and impact.
  • Significantly provides school data
    Charting the impact on student progress over time.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Clearer and precise feedback. Students able to reflect and provide actions on the feedback. Checking the impact of feedback over time.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Quicker marking methods and not taking as much time at home.
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