Students come to us with varied classroom experiences, interests, and talents. But what are those experiences? And how to students see themselves?
Over the course of many years we have used and tweaked this survey to be given at the beginning of the school year to help get to know our students better. Students' candor and insight into their own learning is invaluable.
Additionally, the first page of this survey can also be given at the *end* of the school year as a post assessment. Used in this manner, the tool does not necessarily measure student success, but can be used to measure what effect has the classroom teacher had on students' self-perception? Have we increased their love of learning, or have we discouraged them? Do students feel more or less confident than when they began?
Reflective teachers need a tool that helps them objectively measure how students have changed over the course of the year. We encourage every teacher to use such a tool.