Student Self- Assessment Rubric

A student’s self-assessment is an important aspect of successful differentiation. It provides invaluable feedback and helps students and their teachers set individual goals.  – Wormeli, R. (2006)

Figure 4.4

Student self-assessments allow students to work independently, take ownership of their work and well as reflect upon their own learning. I chose this artifact because as Gottlieb (2006) mentions student self-assessment:

  • Provides venue for students to convey their depth of understanding.
  • Invites students to take responsibility for their own learning
  • Honors  student input in the assessment process.
  • Recognizes the student perspective as valid data source
  • Fosters the creation of shared set of exceptions between teachers and students.
  • Encourages students to do their best work
  • Helps students set realistic goals based in their accomplishments
  • Offers personalized feedback to teachers
  • Promotes students becoming life time learners

As the teacher I understand that my role is critical for an effective self-assessment process. In the article Student self-assessment: The key to stronger student motivation and higher achievement (McMillan, J. H., & Hearn, J., 2008).  The authors discuss the teachers role in different stages. Such as, in stage three teachers provide students feedback concerning their application of criteria. I would take these stages into account when working with student self-assessments.

McMillan, James H., and Jessica Hearn. “Student self-assessment: The key to stronger student motivation and higher achievement


Example of a Student Self-Assessment

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