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ERIC Number: EJ848610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Using Self-Assessment to Chart Students' Paths
Heritage, Margaret
Middle School Journal (J3), v40 n5 p27-30 May 2009
This article discusses the use of self-assessment to chart the course of students' learning. Rather than experiencing school as a journey on an unknown sea to an unknown destination, it is possible for students to use formative self-assessment as a navigational chart and compass--to know where they are going, how they are going to get there, and whether they need to make learning adjustments along the way. At a time when lifelong learning is an expectation for personal and societal success, the author suggests that it is incumbent upon middle school educators to take advantage of their students' stage of development and make self-assessment, as a means of learning how to learn, an essential part of teaching and assessment practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A