When students are actively engaged in the formative assessment process and have an opportunity to self-assess their work or determine the degree to which they have fulfilled a specific learning goal, their ability to self-regulate their learning and behavior is enhanced (Harlen and Deakin-Crick, 2004). Thus, tools that allow students to participate in the formative assessment process can be effective in enhancing self-regulation, critical reflection and student engagement. These skills are essential to the development of independent, 21st century learners.
Twenty-first century assessment strategies emphasize the importance of
21st Century Assessment ResourcesThe following resources can be used to implement a variety of 21st century assessment strategies by using technology to move beyond simply documenting the end result of student learning and instead use the latest innovations to support the learning process by facilitating assessment for learning and assessment as learning.
- 21CLD Student work rubrics
- Formative and self-assessment resources: Google Docs, Kaizena and SesameHQ
- Peer assessment resources: Google Docs, Kaizena and PeerScholar
and parent communication resources: ePortfolios and SesameHQ Freshgrade
- Standards-based or curriculum aligned assessment resources:
and SesameHQ Markboard