Letting Students Take Ownership of Their Assessments

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

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Live Blog Chat: Letting Students Take Ownership of Their Assessments

Student-led assessments allow students to demonstrate their learning and knowledge in a meaningful way and to reflect on their own performance. Proponents say that this form of assessment allows students to be active participants in their learning, and that it facilitates deeper learning.

The Fairfax County school system is part of a network of districts in Virginia that have received grant money to experiment with different student-led assessment practices. Join Education Week for a conversation with two educators who are leading the work in this area. In this chat, Shannon King, who oversees the network, will discuss the benefits and the challenges of transitioning to student-led assessments. Katie Hovanec, an English teacher in Fairfax County schools, will discuss how she implements student-led assessments in her own classroom.

Katie Hovanec, English teacher, Oakton High School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Va.
Shannon King, manager of the Best Practices for Teaching & Learning program, Fairfax County Public Schools, Va.

Madeline Will, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher

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