We developed a set of shared assessment objectives today, my year 8 French students and I.
The discussion that accompanied the negotiation was fascinating:
What do we actually have to submit in order to show that we have understood the task?
How can we demonstrate our mastery of our chosen topic?
How can we convey our ability to stretch ourselves and strive for excellence?
Putting students in charge helps to engage, but also teaches us so much about individual members of the class, their aspirations and their concerns.
It has been a great lead into self-assessment and peer-assessment and will make the whole process more meaningful.
How else can we involve students in the assessment process?