Assessment Strategies for Self-Directed Learning

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Are we preparing students for a life of tests or for the tests of life?

Educators agree that the characteristics of self-directed learners are traits that students will need to succeed in school and in life. Accurately assessing the skills and behaviors of self-directed learning is essential in developing life-long, self-initiated learning habits. Assessment Strategies for Self-Directed Learning provides successful methods for assessing students’ progress towards becoming self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying learners.¬†Using practical examples drawn from a variety of classrooms and schools, renowned authors Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present educators with strategies for designing diverse ways of gathering, organizing, and reporting evidence of continual learning.¬†This hands-on book provides the practical tools that educators need to implement these ideas, including:

  • Classroom activities
  • Sample rubrics
  • Forms, portfolios, questions, and checklists
  • Examples of student work

Assessment Strategies for Self-Directed Learning offers a more balanced and complete evaluation method that includes classroom-based assessments that complement state-based assessments. Authors Costa and Kallick illustrate the means to develop and cultivate the intellectual dispositions of self-evaluation and self-correction in all students.

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