ERIC Number: ED286302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-24
Formats for Assessing Students' Self-Assessment Abilities.
Miller, Maurice; Turner, Tamrah
The paper examines some self-assessment techniques used with handicapped students and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques. The use of self-rating scales is reviewed, and questionable results are cited. Another method, in which students view an item and estimate whether they can perform it before attempting it (pre-judging), is described. It is noted that with pre-judging, tasks should be quite familiar, short, and discrete entities. Inferred self-assessment, in which students indicate they cannot perform difficult or impossible tasks, is also considered. Specific self-assessment techniques are reviewed, as are self-monitoring approaches. Among conclusions noted is that learning disabled students appear to have specific deficits in the area of self-assessment itself; the problem may manifest itself in reading, writing and spelling, math, language communication, social status, and attention-to-task skills. Studies have suggested that increased use of self-assessment may be the first step in increasing achievement. Examples of student self-assessment are appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (65th, Chicago, IL, April 20-24, 1987).