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ERIC Number: EJ881203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Children's Self-Assessment of Their School Work in Elementary School
Elder, Anastasia D.
Education 3-13, v38 n1 p5-11 Feb 2010
This study attempted to understand elementary students' self-assessment, that is, how they reflect on their own learning in school. Thirty-seven students (17 first graders and 20 fourth/fifth graders in a USA primary school) were interviewed about the kinds of standards against which they judge their school work and the sources of evidence they use in making self-assessments. Analysis of open-ended questions and Likert responses (1) highlighted that both younger and older students rely on evaluations provided by others, especially teachers, yet (2) pointed to developmental progression in which older students are increasing their use of self-standards and do consider multiple types of sources for their self-assessment. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 4; Grade 5; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States