Self Evaluation Handbook

Self Evaluation Handbook

Artikel-Nr.: 113

Handbook for self evaluation of pupils, teachers and parents in schools.

The book is the result of a European Comenius Project.

The book is written in 6 languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • Greek
  • Turkish
  • Italian

You can download the PDF-version of the handbook for self-printing (size: A4, print: 145 pages in color) after having paid.

ISBN 978-3-89697-113-5

Handbuch zur Selbst-Evaluation für Schüler, Lehrer und Eltern

Das Buch ist das Ergebnis eines Europäischen Comenius Projektes.

Das Buch wurde in 6 Sprachen erstellt:

  • Englisch
  • Deutsch
  • Griechisch
  • Italienisch
  • Polnisch
  • Türkisch

Sie erhalten nach Vorkasse per email einen Link zum Download des Handbuchs zum Selbstausdrucken (145 Seiten in Farbe, Format A4).

ISBN 978-3-89697-113-5

Self-Evaluation in Schools In a lot of schools people are asking students to become more actively involved in the evaluation process by doing self reflective activities on their learning. In many classes and learning community programs, students develop and refine their self-evaluations in collaborative groups.

There is a spiral of improvement of school quality: Self evaluation shows you the needs. The needs help to design new teaching methods. The new teaching methods are executed for a while. A new self evaluation has to take place to show, what now are the new needs and so on.

There are three main questions for the students to answer:

  • What did you learn?
  • How well did you learn it?
  • So what now?
  • What do you see as the next steps in your learning?

To be able to evaluate yourself fairly, candidly, and helpfully is a valuable life skill which will be an asset to you long after you leave school. This is perhaps the most important reason why in a lot of schools a self-evaluation is required.

Here are some advises for pupils to do a self evaluation

There is no single way to do a good evaluation. That will depend upon the course, your goals, your style, and your needs. But be specific and be concrete. One of the important skills in a good education is being able to ask the right questions.

Here are some suggestions only:

  • Did I do more or less than was expected by the instructor, by me?
  • Why, or why not?
  • What do I now understand best about this subject, least well?
  • My strongest and weakest points as a student?
  • What did I do to improve the weak points?
  • What will I do next?
  • What do I need to learn next about this subject?
  • What was most satisfying about the class, most frustrating, your responsibility for each?
  • Has the course irritated you, stimulated you, touched you personally?
  • Has it made you uncomfortable about yourself, about society, about the future, about learning?
  • Are you the same person who began the class ten weeks ago? What's different?
  • What did you expect to learn? What did you actually learn, more or less, and why?
  • and so on.