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ERIC Number: ED424284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 94
Abstractor: N/A
Increasing Student Ownership and Responsibility through the Collaborative Assessment Process.
Branch, Myra; Grafelman, Brenda; Hurelbrink, Kurt
This report describes a program for increasing student ownership and responsibility to bring about quality work. The students were actively involved in the collaborative assessment process. The targeted population consisted of first and second grade students in a middle class community in Central Illinois. An increased sense of ownership, responsibility for quality work, and involvement in the assessment process were documented through self-reflective journals, teacher observations, portfolios, student-involved conferences, and establishing rubrics. Analysis of probable cause data revealed that the students lacked a sense of ownership, were not self-directed, lacked the ability to self-reflect, and exhibited low expectations of themselves. It was also noted that students were excluded from the conferencing process, from the portfolio selection process, and from the criteria setting process. After reviewing outside knowledgeable sources and applying the problems in the targeted school, the following interventions were selected: (1) a series of self- reflective activities that foster metacognitive thinking; (2) a progressive series of activities designed to develop the skills necessary for student involvement during the conferencing period; (3) classroom time set aside to involve students in the creation of criteria and the selection of portfolio items; and (4) modeling of quality work to increase student self-direction and responsibility. Postintervention data indicated an increase in student awareness of the collaborative assessment process. Many students assumed a more active role in the learning process. This growth was demonstrated by students' willingness to accept responsibility and ownership in the classroom. Nineteen appendixes contain checklists and sample forms from the project. (Contains 12 figures and 64 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A