Are the phrases "success criteria" and "self-assessment" the new buzz words at your school? If so, this rubric is the first step to your success!
Self-assessing one's own work is an essential skill students will use throughout their school years. Being able to judge their work against this easy-to-use rubric is the first step in evaluating their work. Once students decide whether or not they understand a particular skill or lesson, then they can decide on their next steps and how they will need to get there. Having this resource available to students throughout the day holds the students accountable for their own learning. You can leave this rubric on each student's desk for a quick self-assessment before, during, or after a lesson. (Students can use a paper clip to slide up and down as they assess themselves). Teachers can use this as an easy, quick, and meaningful way to pull reteach groups and to see who is truly understanding a lesson or not. Your students will never forget to assess themselves with this rubric at their hands!
So with a minor change in the unforgettable lyrics of Madonna's "Express Yourself," you can now remind your students to...