This year I wanted to give my students the responsibility and experience of marking themselves on their work.
We marked ourselves on our learning skills back in November and I found that they struggled with it. I created this document and let the students mark themselves on learning skills.
Afterwards I wrote a paragraph to use for the comments addressing the learning skills that we have been working on in class. When I started filling in the appropriate words to the students mark they didn’t match up.
This semester I decided to try it a new way. I pre-wrote the paragraph for the learning skills comment. I left blanks for the qualifier that would make sense for their level of achievement and gave them a table of the grade and corresponding qualifiers.
I printed out copies on paper for each students and went over what to do. The students got the paper and filled in corresponding qualifiers and then they had to decide their mark for each learning skills based on which qualifier they used.
Then I shared the online version in Google Classroom and each student had to replace ‘Name’ with their name, he/she with their corresponding gender and enter in their choice of qualifiers.
I read them through before entering them into their report card and have honestly found that they are accurate marking themselves most of the time or too hard on themselves. It really is a great way for them to check in and see how they are doing.