Student self-assessment and self reflection are processes that can be utilized to help students learn today—and also to become lifelong learners. As an ongoing practice, self-assessment & reflection help students learn more about their own strengths and challenges. It also helps teachers adapt to student needs because we can better understand how individual students learn. Self-assessment has been shown to positively impact student achievement and behavior.
Implementing the practice of self-assessment may require a flexible approach and ongoing commitment, but the benefits are long-lasting. If you’re planning to work self-assessment into your 2020 classroom, here are some considerations.