Student engaged assessment

Student engaged assessment

Using authentic assessments to engage students

A tried-and-true approach to student evaluation comes from EL Education. Centered on the celebrated work of EL Education schools across the world, Leaders of Their Own Learning proposes a new way of thinking about evaluation. Student-Engaged Evaluation is a teaching and learning approach that equips and compels students to recognize learning and development goals, chart their progress toward those goals, and take responsibility for achieving those goals. This necessitates a series of interconnected methods and processes, as well as a whole-school community in which students are respected and held accountable for their own learning. Leaders in Their Own Learning teaches teachers how to help students take charge of their own education, meet Common Core and state expectations, and achieve higher levels of achievement. The DVD and other supplemental materials are not included in the e-book file but can be downloaded after purchase.

Zoom: tools to keep students engaged

This book effectively translates credible findings and best practices in evaluation so that readers can integrate assessment best practices into their daily activities in schools and classrooms. This book will help readers improve their knowledge and skills in choosing, developing, and implementing assessments that enable all learners to actively engage in and track their own progress toward learning goals. This book is meant to be a practical guide for educators and students on the best and most successful ways to help students in their position as self-assessment. It progresses in stages, beginning with ensuring that students are assessment ready, then involving them in assessment, and finally inspiring them to be assessors. The book can also be used to help readers develop particular aspects of self-assessment that are critical in their environment and for their students.

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This resource is part of a workshop series produced by Capital City Public Charter School to provide educators with resources, tips, and strategies for incorporating student-centered assessments in grades PreK through 12.
“Students are in charge of their own education, keeping track of their progress against standards-based learning and character goals, setting goals, revising them, and reflecting on their progress and challenges. Students and teachers review data on a daily basis and offer evidence of their success and accomplishment to a number of audiences.”
What are the learning objectives? What distinguishes these from goals? What strategies do they use to inspire students to take control of the material and skills? How do they contribute to the development of a genuinely shared learning experience for everyone? Learn how to develop, use, and reference learning goals in the classroom to improve instruction and student engagement.
What students need to remember is what they already know. This sense of ownership is essential to their long-term success. How do we, as instructors, assist our students in using data about their success to motivate their own learning? Learn how to develop and use resources to ensure the data is used to inform teaching, distinction, scaffolding, and practice for students.

Leaders of their own learning

Meet the members of EL Education’s Student Advisory Council.

The shift from engaging students to empowering learners

Why Student-Involved Evaluation Matters (Introduction to Leaders with Their Own Learning)

Transforming schools through student-engaged assessment

Leaders of Their Own Learning is an excerpt from the book Leaders of Their Own Learning.

Show what you know assessments

No one sees the most critical tests that take place in every school building. They occur during the day in the minds of students. Students analyze what they do, say, and create in order to establish what is appropriate. Internal evaluations determine how concerned they are, how hard they work, and how much they understand. They decide how respectful and responsible they are, as well as how compassionate and friendly they are. They set the bar on what constitutes “good enough” in the classroom. These are the tests that really matter in the end. The aim of all other tests is to get inside students’ heads and lift the bar for effort and efficiency.
Since it draws on these internal evaluations that occur naturally for students, student-engaged assessment is successful. Unfortunately, many students and teachers are unaware of how to use this level of evaluation and build on it. Students’ internal quality expectations are often contradictory, and they are uncertain what constitutes “good enough.” Some students have internalized the belief that they have no worth or voice in the classroom, and that anything they do would be inferior to the work of the “smart kids.” In other instances, they assume they only have one opportunity to do something and begin working from a position of enforcement and completion rather than a series of attempts to achieve consistency.

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