Evaluation and Assessment

Self/Peer Assessment

Enhancing learning through self assessment;  What skills/practices would a student need to be successful in self assessment?  Would these skills/practices be the same for peer assessment?

Karmen Holt
Karmen Holt
10 Activity Points

I'm following this thread to see what the community shares. I love seeing students progress in the depth of their self-evaluations over time. 

For self-assessment, honesty, self-awareness, and metacognition are key skills. 

For peer-assessment, communication skills are key. 

I teach college sciences. For self-assessments, I tend to ask students to reflect on their mastery of the learning objectives (an objective they had the most prior knowledge on, an objective they showed the most improvement in, an objective they still need to work on, etc.). For peer evaluations, I tend to ask them to comment on the work of their peers according to a rubric.  

Emily Faulconer
Emily Faulconer
3050 Activity Points

Hi Karmen --

Self-evaluation and reflection are lifelong skills, and ones that I worked on with my students. This is not easy for students, and it takes some time. I wrote a blog about this that might have some ideas for you: Student Self-Evaluation: How Am I Doing? 

What strategies have you tried? -- Mary B

Mary Bigelow
Mary Bigelow
9200 Activity Points

In order to be successful in self-assessment a student must be able to see him/herself as others would see them. They must be self aware and honest. They also must be critical, but know that they are always going to have things that they can improve on. Additionally, they must be willing to make the necessary changes in order to better their performance in the future. 

As far as peer assessment, I think it depends on age range. Younger students will be less likely to be critical of classmates because they may not want to hurt their friends feelings. It is important to encourage students to help each other improve and grow everyday.

Molly Hart
Molly Hart
525 Activity Points

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