The self-assessments can be done at different point of time – before the course, during the course or after the course.And similarlytheycanhavedifferentpurposes. Let’simaginefewcases:A studentthatenrolls to Frenchcoursecanbefore the coursetake a self-assessment to decidewhat is herstartinglevel and join the rightgroup.A youngpromissingfootballer is invitedby FC Barcelona’s academy to spendweekthere. He cancomparehisskilllevels to bestfootballers and he getsmotivation for histraining.An engineerstudenthas a mid-courseexercisewhere he has to design, say, a bridge. By doingso he canidentifywhat he hasactuallylearntsofar: what he is able to do. And what he stillneeds to studymore.Orsimilarly, thatevaluationcouldbedoneafter the course to decidewhatothercoursesareneeded.But is thereanysituationwhereself-assessmentwouldbegood for controlpurposes? <getcomments>
1. students brainstorm criteriateacher and students negotiate criteriause student language to co-develop standards, or a rubric2. show examplesstudents practice classifying the examples using the criteria generated3. provide comparative datatalk about similarities and differences4.students identify strengths/weaknesses based on comparative datastudents generate goalsteacher guides students to develop specific actions towards their goalsstudents goals and action plans are recorded.
What is the role of the
in vocational education?
VOC 1, Session 3
What is Self Assessment?
• In self assessment, an individual student or a student
group assess its own work or actions.
• Can be used along with teacher assessments
• Can be guided by teacher‟s instructions and templates for
• PRO +
• Develops students‟ own
ability to evaluate their
• Saves teachers‟ time
• CON –
• Students‟ various level of
• Unfamiliar for students
• Motivational biases
Examples of Different Self Assessments
A student joining
French classes takes
online-test to decide
what level course she
A trainee-footballer is sent
to have a test period with a
professional team and to
evaluate his real level.
As a mid-course exercise an
engineer-student builds a
model of bridge and notes what
calculations he already can and
what he yet cannot do.
writes an essay what
learning she can apply in
her work and what she
still needs to learn more.
Self-assessment can be used to…
• reflect on topics students have studied
• measure skills they have learned
• find out their study habits
• awake students sense of their overall
strengths and weaknesses
• motivate students
• evaluate students‟ participation
Four Steps for Using Self Assessment
1. Involve students in defining the criteria that
will be used to judge their performance
2. Teach students how to apply the criteria to
their own work.
3. Give students feedback on their self
4. Help students develop productive
goals and action plans.
Benefits of Self-evaluation
• promotes lifelong learning
• helps students develop the ability to make
• students can become better learners
• encourages students to become
• can increase students' motivation
Padlet Task: Questions About
Please go to the address:
Alexandra‟s and Timo‟s group:
Tiina‟s and Katja‟s group:
• There are studies that show how students can
reflect on their own learning, but have often
never been given the opportunity to do so.
• Here are some of the questions that can be
• When you finish a study or a lesson, do you think
whether you have really understood it?
• Do you think about the process of learning?
• Can you identify the strengths and
weaknesses in the way you learn?
Most common perceptions of strengths
According to “Self Evaluation in the Global
• „learning fast‟
• „making connections‟
• „difficulties in concentrating‟
• „managing time‟
Difficulties in motivating students in selfevaluation?
• The student‟s motivation is greatly influenced by:
• The peers can provide the important sense of
motivation and the discussion in the class
can be an important way to learn
about „learning for life‟.
Teachers can pay
greater attention to
development and talk
about learning based
on interest and how
the student can do
Digital image, Clarion University.
• Peer and Self Assessment. Barral, R.
• Macbeath, J., Sugimine, H., (2003). Self-Evaluation in the
Global Classroom. RoutledgeFalmer, New York. Chapter
18, Pages 183-202.
• Center for Development and Learning,
Student self-evaluation: What reseach says and what
practice shows, by Carol Rolheiser and John A. Ross