My district recently began using the 5D+ Rubric for Instructional Growth and Teacher Evaluation ™. Under the assessment dimension, students should have frequent opportunities to assess their own learning in relation to the success criteria and be able to use the success criteria for improvement. I created this worksheet to improve my practice in this area.
This resource can be used as an exit slip across subjects. It would also be valuable to use it with the same learning target across time so students could see their growth. The worksheet is highly observable, and allows you to collect to formatively assess all students.
At the end of a lesson, I ask students to write the learning target in their own language (more student ownership). Then ask students to reflect and place an X on the continuum. Rather than 4 distinct categories, the continuum gives students greater flexibility in their self-assessments. Sometimes they aren't completely honest when they have to make a distinct choice or make it public. The X can be close to a 3, but not quite. The X can also be small so peers can’t see.
The evidence space is blank to be open-ended. Students can sketch, compute, or write. Students could also use the back of the paper if needed. I added the last line hoping to meet the criteria for the distinguished category, "students use success criteria for improvement.“ No matter where a students are, they can always move forward.
After your students become familiar with the process, you could skip the worksheet and guide students through the process verbally with a turn-and-talk closure to your lesson asking a few students to share with the large group. I can’t wait to get my students taking more ownership of their learning.