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Increase the achievement of every learner with Student Self-Assessment. In this practical guide, author Katie White outlines how to plan and implement various self-assessment strategies to ensure student growth at all grade levels. She covers every stage of the process—from setup to goal setting to celebrating.

Benefits

  • Understand how self-assessment skills benefit students now and in the future.
  • Learn how to set up a self-assessment process and document learning.
  • Train students to analyze and reflect on their own performances.
  • Set strong, achievable goals in order to motivate students to realize their potential.
  • Celebrate successes and continue to engage students with self-assessment.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Embracing Student Self-Assessment
Chapter 1: Making a Compelling Case for Self-Assessment
Chapter 2: Setting Up a Self-Assessment Process and Documenting Learning
Chapter 3: Engaging in Analysis and Reflection
Chapter 4: Imagining Possibilities and Setting Goals
Chapter 5: Celebrating Growth
Chapter 6: Examining Age, Security, Families, and Other Factors
Epilogue
Appendix: Example Self-Assessment Sequence

REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

BOOKS

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  • Erkens, C., Schimmer, T., & Dimich, N. (2017). Essential assessment: Six tenets for bringing hope, efficacy, and achievement to the classroom. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Erkens, C., Schimmer, T., & Dimich, N. (2019). Growing tomorrow’s citizens in today’s classrooms: Assessing 7 critical competencies. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Jensen, E. (2019). Poor students, rich teaching: Seven high-impact mindsets for students from poverty (Rev. ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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  • White, K. (2019). Unlocked: Assessment as the key to everyday creativity in the classroom. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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