Have students assess peers’ progress towards learning goals.

1) Create a clear learning goal

      a) Details of important ideas 

      b) What students need to master

      c) A key statement about what is important to know. For example:

                i) I understand the difference between mean and median and when they are used

                ii) I understand fractional parts of a whole always have to be equal in size 

2) Write it on the board for everyone to see

3) On a regular basis ask students to evaluate how well peers are progressing towards the goal. For example, students can choose from these statements:

      a. She/he doesn’t understand this concept/idea at all

      b. She/he doesn’t understand this concept/idea a little bit

      c. She/he understands this concept/idea somewhat, but there is a lot she/he doesn’t get yet

      d. She/he mostly understands this concept/idea, but there is some she/he doesn’t get yet

      e. She/he completely understand this concept/idea

4) After each statement, invite students to describe what the peer does or doesn’t yet understand

5) Have students share their peer- assessments with each other and you.

6) Use your students’ assessments to adjust your teaching pace or focus as necessary and/or to identify individual students who have not yet understood a particular concept or idea.It might take a few times for students to get comfortable with peer-assessments and to learn to use them effectively, so try it 3-5 times.

Additional Resources: Self and Peer Assessment Google Drive Slide

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