Term

Spring 2018

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAT

Facilitator(s)

Laura Halldin

Abstract

This project documents one teacher’s exploration of self-assessment as a strategy for teaching and learning in middle school math, addressing the research question, “What are the benefits and challenges of integrating self-assessed grading into a 7th grade pre-algebra curriculum?” It explores research relevant to the idea of self-assessment in middle school, focusing on constructivism, self-regulated learning and self-efficacy. It also includes a review of research about the implementation of self-assessment strategies. The author concludes with a curriculum aimed at helping teachers implement self-assessment in their own classrooms. The centerpiece of the curriculum is an outline of a structure and materials that can be used for self-assessment on daily work in math class. It also includes general tools that can be used for year-round self-assessment and multi-day units that can be used to give students extended practice with self-assessment.

Project Type

Curriculum

Keywords

Assessment, Curriculum, Grades/ Student Performance, Mathematics

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