Peer/Self Assessments

Peer and self assessment help to create a learning community within the classroom.  When students are involved in criteria and goal setting, self evaluation becomes a logical step in the learning process.  Students become metacognitive and are more aware of their personal strengths and weaknesses.  With peer assessment students begin to see each other as resources for understanding and checking for quality work against previously determined criteria.  The teacher can examine the self assessments and the peer assessments and identify students' strengths and weaknesses.  "When students are required to think about their own learning, articulate what they understand, and what they still need to learn, achievement improves."  (Black and Wiliam  1998)

Two Stars and a Wish Strategy

The Mirror

As I See It

Windshield Check



Links for Peer/Self Assessments:

Assessing Learning:  Peer and Self-Assessment

Self Assessment in Learning

Peer Feedback and Self Assessment

Peer and Self Assessment


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