Students setting their own assessment targets

I’m very happy today because for once I have an easy-to-explain new feature to introduce: self-set targets.

The mechanism is very simple. Students set themselves a percentage target at the beginning of each test. At the end, the target is re-shown together with the result. The reward (in the example below, the avatar’s victory dance) is triggered by achieving the target.

The target is not recorded, quite deliberately. This is a tool for students to use (or not) for themselves, as part of taking responsibility for their own learning. There is anecdotal evidence that students will set themselves higher targets, and be more motivated by them, if they know the teacher will not see them.

We are rolling the self-set target feature out across our most popular test templates during this week, starting with the Avatar version.

test

test

12 thoughts on “Students setting their own assessment targets

  1. that was reay bad, decause i thought i would be seing what i could be acheaving in me school work.

    Reply
  2. that was reay bad, decause i thought i would be seing what i could be acheaving in me school work.

    Reply
  3. that was reay bad, decause i thought i would be seing what i could be acheaving in me school work.

    Reply
  4. i did brilliantly in my assignments because i was aiming for atleast a b or a c and i got an A+…..WOOOOOOOH!!!! GO ME!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  5. i did brilliantly in my assignments because i was aiming for atleast a b or a c and i got an A+…..WOOOOOOOH!!!! GO ME!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  6. i did brilliantly in my assignments because i was aiming for atleast a b or a c and i got an A+…..WOOOOOOOH!!!! GO ME!!!!!!!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s