Self assessments

The students fill in a self-assessment based on the knowledge requirements in each subject to visualize their knowledge development.

The student fills in a self-assessment in each subject to visualize knowledge development. The purpose is for the student to reflect over which abilities are the student’s strong ones, and which abilities that the student could develop in each subject. The teacher then fills in how the student’s strong sides are perceived, while at the same time lifting development areas which the student should work with. The self-assessments should be used continuously and be a part of the evaluation after a completed work area. They then form the basis for the student-led development talks (which also can be found here as a tool).

This can be used by the older students. We use it in grade 7-9, with students aged 13-16.

How this resource relates to Shaping Characters objectives

  • Attitudes and attributes
  • Education techniques
  • Innovative approach
  • Motivation and resilience

Actual outcomes

The students become more aware of their knowledge development as well as of their strengths and development areas.

Resources required

The self-assessments forms can be either digital or printed.

Time needed

The students need time to fill in the self-assessments during a lesson. They might need the teacher’s help to understand when they have worked with the different abilities. About 20 minutes for each subject.

The teachers need time to fill in the teacher’s part of the self-assessments. About 10 minutes for each self-assessment form.

What could have been done differently or is planned for future repeats?

The self-assessment forms are continuously evaluated and re-worked to be a developing tool for students and teachers both.

How was or could the project be sustained?

The self-assessments have been a working method at the school for about 3 years.

“The self-assessments help me in my work trying to concrete the knowledge objectives for the students. It is also a good tool that supports me in my work visualizing the students’ strong sides, but also sides which they need to develop.”


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