Marzano's Self-Assessment Rubric is a rubric with specific criteria that supports your students to self-assess on a 1 to 4 scale. The easy to understand criteria can help your students to more effectively self-assess and can help you see how students feel about the content. Engaging in self-reflection and assessment enables your students to better understand their own level of understanding.
Prior to implementing Marzano's Practice, it is important that you strategically plan for implementation by completing the following:
Now that you have planned to implement Marzano's Practice, it is time to implement it with students.
Explain the criteria for each level to students. It is important to make the criteria concrete.
Level 1: Even with help, I do not get this
Level 2: Help me a little, and I got this
Level 3: I just need some more practice
Level 4: I need a challenge or I could teach someone
Have students practice using the rubric to self-assess their level of understanding using your preferred method (e.g. a paper copy, a visual cue (fingers), or a tech tool).
Assess for accuracy:
Review student's self-assessment rates for accuracy.
Allow students to review data and compare to the level they chose.
Meet with students, as needed, to support them to grow confident and accurate in using Marzano's Practice.
After you begin implementing Marzano's Practice, consider the following:
After engaging in reflection, determine any changes and go through the planning and implementation steps again.
You can use Marzano's Rubric to recommend learning activities. Consider differentiating the work and empowering students to determine the most appropriate learning activity. To do so, have students engage with Marzano's rubric and engage with a learning activity aligned with that self-assessment level. After engaging in the learning activity, ask students if the activity was too easy and too hard and connect this to self-assessing.
Self-assessment is a helpful reflective tool when engaging in distance learning. Use Marzano's self-assessment rubric to support students to reflect on their learning and make choices about distance learning tasks.
During synchronous class periods, ask students to use the Marzano's Self-Assessment Rubric to reflect on their understanding. Students can hold up fingers on screen, or type their self-assessment level into a chat feature (such as on Zoom).
Consider using a tool like Google Forms or Socrative to survey students. These tools pull together data into a spreadsheet for easy analysis and grouping.
Based on students' self-assessments, consider using breakout rooms to differentiate student learning during your synchronous class period. Students who self-assess at a 3 or 4 could work in breakout rooms to complete a collaborative task suited to this level of understanding, while students who self-assess at a 1 or 2 could stay in the main room to work with their teacher.
Consider offering students options for asynchronous work based on their self-assessments. Students can engage with tasks tailored to their self-assessment level.
Self-Assessment Rubrics support students with disabilities by providing a safe, structured opportunity to develop reflection and assessment skills to help them identify growth needed in a lesson.
Using a tool like Marzano’s Self-Assessment to help students reflect and self-assess their mastery of skills, requires significant executive functioning (task initiation, prioritization, working memory, etc.) and written expression skills. In order to support students with disabilities who have difficulty with independent, multi-step reflection activities, and/or written expression consider the following modifications:
Marzano’s self-assessment rubric guides English learners with a simple to understand and execute means of conveying their level of understanding of a topic. Teachers are afforded the opportunity to get an inside look at learner’s perceptions and remediate and extend as needed.
English learners are required to listen and follow directions as well as read, write, and respond during activities. In order to support English Learners consider the following modifications:
Plickers is a tech tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data using multiple choice cards. Students do not need devices.