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ERIC Number: ED328347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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Self-Recording and Discussion in Young Children's Formative Self-Evaluation of Their Writing.
Moxley, Roy A.; And Others
Two examples of students' self-evaluation in writing are used to illustrate the wide range of tasks that can be addressed in self-evaluation and initial exploratory procedures for furthering self-evaluation. The first example illustrates the use of records for self-evaluation of handwriting by a 4-year-old, and the problem that can arise when evaluation criteria are not clear or meaningful to the student. The second example illustrates the use of records for self-evaluation of creative writing by a 7-year-old and some techniques that can aid in the circumvention of the problems of criteria that are not easily defined. Both projects illustrate that criteria will need to be revised even when initial criteria are reasonably well-selected. It is concluded that joint teacher-learner assessment in writing is useful in testing the adequacy of task specifications and modifying such specifications as needed. Student participation in the production, evaluation, and revision of student writing provides a means for turning the evaluation of writing over to the students themselves. The identification of illustrations of criteria and improvements in meeting criteria is aided by student self-recording. A recommendation for extending these procedures to classroom-wide peer tutoring is offered. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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