Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Student Centered Assessment

This module has helped me think about student-centered assessment in the following ways...

When assessing students, the time put into it can be more rewarding by their end results. When creating any type of assessment, it's important to recreate the final publication or project in order to fully understand the challenges that are involved. This will be more work for the teacher, but then the students and the teacher will have a better knowledge of the direction that the assessment is taking.
There are pitfalls that occur when allowing students to complete peer-reviews. When students grade each other, they base their analysis of one another on social issues and this does not give them an opportunity to fully understand the reason for a peer-review. This is why it is important for us to help them grade each other honestly. To better deal with this problem, the students should be given examples of how to conduct these assessments and it should be done individually.