Self Assessment Process
“Combining self-assessment with teacher assessment means that the latter can become more effective” (Harris, 1997). Another variant of this is peer-assessment.
Beneficial post course effects: By encouraging individual reflection, “self-assessment can begin to make students see their learning in personal terms [and] can help learners get better marks” (Harris, 1997). In this way, the self-assessment procedure involves students in making judgments about their own learning, particularly about their needs, achievements and learning outcomes. Many researchers and practitioners, as stated above, deem self-assessment as a vital part of learner autonomy and argue that teachers should provide the opportunity for students to assess their language level to help them focus on their own learning. In a way, without learner self-evaluation and self-assessment there can be no real learning. In addition, self-assessment is considered necessary for effective lifelong learning (Boud, 1995, 2000). There is a common understanding that university education should equip students with the skills and attitudes required throughout their lives. Boud (2000) …show more content…
Initially, though, it would likely to be a guided self-assessment. An understanding of weakness leads to seeking ways to raise standards.
Sometimes, it will also happen that a student would realise about the quality/ies that s/he was not aware of.
Sometimes people find themselves in a place where they have to make important choices. Standing at a crossroads in life may result in confusion and frustration. However, participating in self-assessment may help. By clearly understanding talents, gifts and personality tendencies, the person may have a clearer vision of the best direction to pursue. Scope of Self-Assessment In contemporary educational systems, it is sometimes easy for a student to get lost in the shuffle. This does not benefit the learner. Unless the learner can make his/her own plan of action for education based on self-assessment, s/he will fall further behind.
In the classroom, self-assessment should be promoted through a mixture of teacher critique, peer assessment and self-assessment.
The first step in using self-assessment is fair and weighted constructive criticism in the