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      BRIAN VEINE-sCar

      Wouldn't they save time if they asked these question of themselves?



      The following five sections explore the research and practice related to student self-evaluation. The first two sections will be of particular relevance to academics and other educators who are interested in the research and theory background to self-evaluation. The last three sections will be helpful for those readers with a more practical orientation. Together these sections provide a composite picture of what research says and what practice shows.

      1. Shifts in conceptions of assessment
      2. The theory/ theoretical model behind student self-evaluation
      3. A Four-Stage Model for teaching student self-evaluation
      4. A sample of the 4-Stage Model for to involve students step-by-step!
      5. Debunking myths: Frequently asked questions about self-evaluation

      Classroom Practice

      • Middle School students were given an accountability sheet at mid marking period. ( This was done in Advisory Class)
      • Students were to choose classes they were receiving low grades in or classes they know they could do better in.
      • Once they wrote down their reasons and plan of how they would improve they went to their teachers and conferenced with them.
      • An improvement was noted in 80% of the students grades at the end of the Marking Period.
      • Students also are required with many of their assignments to look at how they can do a good job ( Rubric) and then once the assignment is graded they look at how they could have done a better job.

        While this initially takes a bit of time, students who evaluate their own work places much more accountability on them and helps them to problem solve.  This is a model that is used in the corporate world so why not start them now?  We have been doing that with assessments and it is time to extend that to other facets of their education. 

        Practicing Student Self Evaluation by involving students in the process will improve students success in and out of the classroom.