Reflection: Student Ownership Self-Assessment on Energy - Section 3: Students Self-Assess Their Understanding of Energy


Based on the past work of the students, I find that most students complete their self-assessments accurately. There are always students who are generous in their self-assessment and vice versa, but for the most part, this exercise helps students focus on their areas of need. There is more about self-reflection in this video reflection.

Sometimes students will write on their self-reflection that they need to "study all topics". When I see this, I encourage them to focus their study time. We look through their notebook and I ask questions about their comfort level with various topics. This helps them to think about what they know and don't know and thus narrow their focus as they prepare for the quiz. 

  Student Ownership: Self-Assessment
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Self-Assessment on Energy

Unit 3: Energy
Lesson 11 of 16

Objective: Students self-assess their preparedness for a test on energy and its conservation.

Big Idea: Energy-mass is a conserved quantity that allows us to make predictions for a variety of situations.

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