Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Student Centered Assessment

This module has helped me think about student-centered assessment in the following ways.... Peer assessments seem to not always be accurate. Students will always want to give their "buddies" a high score. Peer assessments can provide valuable information if done properly. If I can pair students to do facials on each other and have them assess each other accurately I would know what steps I need to re-teach or re-demonstrate. It is hard to assess each student on my own when I have a class of 20 students. I have learned that I can observe and intervene with peer assessments. Students can also do the assessment privately. You can also average the self assessment, peer assessment and the instructor assessment. I can also provide a rubric that is very specific and use Yes or No responses. They either performed the procedure or they did not.