In Grades 1-5 project expectations are clearly defined in rubrics which accompany every project. I post expectations for each class on a wall titled, “How Will I Be Graded?” Students can view the rubric for each project at any time and the wall is updated each time a new project begins.
In 4th and 5th Grade I expect the students to self-evaluate when they finish a project. They are asked to reflect on their project and rate their work. Students are also asked to write about their work and answer the following questions using complete sentences:
This helps me understand how they feel about their own work and gives me some insight about what they learned from the experience. I also use this section to identify problems with the project so that I can make improvements as well.
Below are some examples of rubrics and self-evaluation sheets: