CLAXTON - Through a new strategy teachers are implementing from the Whole Faculty Study Group text, "Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning" by Jan Chappuis, Claxton Middle School students are learning how to assess writing.
Not only have students been assessing their own writing but peer essays as well.
The program teaches them to practice in the art of writing and to provide feedback in the writing of their classmates.
Research has shown that when students engage in peer assessment and learn to give constructive and descriptive feedback to one another, it helps them to understand the criteria by which their work will be judged, said Tonya Blocker, Claxton schools media spokes person.
In this process, they also learn to apply that understanding to their own work, she said.