Basically the approach is to have one form for a given unit to give to the student. So the student will self-assess their progress against a standard. It can be used obviously to drive other pedagogic strategies as well. The elegance of this approach is honestly sheer genius. Thank you Mark!
The student self assesses using the following matrix
Against – for example the Biology: Evolution standard 7. Here is the first one 7a
The teacher understands the ELEMENTS that make up this standard:
You can see how this will play out can’t you?
A student has to look at the COMPETENCIES, say, “define a phenotype” and ask themselves,
- I can recognize this when I see/hear it?
- I can talk or write about it
- I can do it
- I can teach it
Do you see the value of this tool?
It would be a LOT of work with in my opinion well worth the effort to achieve excellence in teaching and student performance.