Sunday, September 23, 2012

Self-assessment: challenging students to take charge of learning

Annotation posted by Tara Della Rocca

Harada, V. H. (2010). Self-assessment: challenging students to take charge of learning. School Library Monthly, 26(10), 13-15.

In a short article, Harada details the value of students being able to self-assess and highlights the need to cultivate metacognition and reflection skills in students. He provides specific tools or strategies for engaging students in critical reflection to promote self-assessment. Some ideas include: reflection logs, rating scales, letters to peers or parents, and graphic organizers. 

Noted Sources:

Carr, S. C. (2002). Self-evaluation: involving students in their own learning. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 18(2), 195-199.
Costa, A. L. & Kallick, B. (2004). Assessment strategies for self-directed learners. California: Corwin Press.
Costa, A. L. & Kallick, B. (2004). Launching self-directed learners. Educational Leadership, 62(1). 51-55.
Earl, L. (2003). Assessment as learning: using classroom assessment to maximize student learning. California: Corwin Press.
Tomlinson, C. A. (2008). Learning to love assessment. Educational Leadership, 65(4), 8-13.

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