I want you to assess your own abilities on a scale of one to ten, - 'Okay,' - 'Intelligence,' - 'Five,' - 'Confidence' - 'Five,' - 'Social Skills' - 'Five,' - 'Why do you think you've rated them all as five' - 'I forgot to ask if ten was good or bad,'

Here are some thoughts and findings on how we can help our students learn to assess themselves…and why it’s important!

Definition of student self-assessment:

“the process by which the student gathers information about and reflects on his or her own learning…[it] is the student’s own assessment of personal progress in knowledge, skills, processes, or attitude. Self-assessment leads a student to a greater awareness and understanding of himself or herself as a learner” (Minister of Education, 2002, p.3).

Why Do Student Self-Assessment?

  • raises student achievement
  • teaches metacognition- students learn to “think about how to think”
  • teaches reflection-learn how to evaluate themselves and set goals for how to improve
  • teaches students how to set goals- which is needed in a variety of disciplines in life

How To Support Student Self-Assessment

  • role model examples of how to self-assess- demonstrate critical thinking about how
  • discuss why self-assessment is important
  • allow time for learning how to self-assess
  • have students practice self-assessing with familiar tasks
  • make sure parents understand the value of self-assessment and why you are doing it.

Here is the link to where I found this information: Student Self- Assessment


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