Developing “Assessment Capable” Learners

This article in the Measuring What Matters issue of ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine looks at the importance of including students deeply in the assessment process. The authors discuss the idea of “assessment-capable learners” who are aware of their own progress and can navigate their learning path. Teachers can foster “assessment-capable learners” by building student’s motivation, goal setting, self-regulation, and feedback capabilities. The authors provide examples of classroom practices to encourage.

This article offers practical suggestions any teacher could use right away. It could also serve as a conversation starter for a group of educators interested in changing assessment practices to put students in the driver’s seat. Please note this magazine requires a subscription to read the full article.

Source Organization: ASCD

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