The Student Role in Advanced Formative Assessment Practice: Self-Assessment, Peer Feedback, and Discourse
In this brief, WestEd experts Nancy Gerzon and Barbara Jones provide an overview of three critical components of the student role in advanced formative assessment:
- Self-assessment – students developing habits of mind to monitor their learning independently
- Peer feedback – students learning to seek input from their peers and support each other in learning
- Discourse – students extending their thinking, making their learning visible, and participating in a shared learning experience
Each of these is a key entry point for students to engage in using evidence to advance their own and their peers’ learning. By implementing these three processes, students can gain the confidence needed to be able to make decisions about the status of their own learning, to extend that learning, and to envision next steps.