Provides opportunities for students to set personal goals and self-assess progress.

What Effective Teachers Will Do

Effective teachers create a learning culture where students evaluate and reflect on their own learning and progress, set short and long-term goals for learning, and analyze how they can improve individual or group progress. When students analyze and reflect on their progress, they are more likely to persevere, advance in learning, and become self-regulated, independent learners. Effective teachers maintain high expectations for learning, create routines and procedure for analyzing progress, and collaborate with students in establishing and reflecting on learning goals, activities, and achievements.

What Effective Teachers Consider

Do I, as a teacher, value student self-assessment and therefore make it a priority in my classroom?

  • Enhancing Learning Through Self–Assessment
    David Boud, Enhancing Learning Through Self–Assessment, RoutledgeFalmer Publishers, New York, NY, Reprinted 2003. Part II of this book gives examples of practical applications of self-assessments in the classroom.
  • Self-Assessment and Goal Setting (Knowing What Counts)
    Kathleen Gregory, Caren Cameron and Anne Davies, Self-Assessment and Goal Setting (Knowing What Counts), Solution Tree, 2nd Edition, March 31, 2011. This book gives 10 self-assessment activities, their purposes, and how to implement.
  • An Introduction to Student-Involved Assessment FOR Learning
    Rick J. Stiggins and Jan Chappuis, An Introduction to Student-Involved Assessment FOR Learning, 6thEdition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2012. This book is for those new to self- assessment.