Students Assessment Learning Reflections

Erv Henderson
Yorkdale Central School
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Erv: Often we are more concerned with proving growth and giving marks than we are with providing opportunities for students to learn. Feedback is very important to improving these opportunities. I prefer, at times, to allow students to give this feedback orally and in their journal entries. I also ask them if they learned something by their involvement in an activity. These comments are more important to me than a mark. It would be interesting if these student comments could be included in their report somehow.

Erv had his middle year students simulate a mall spending trip with $100.00 to spend. They had to list their purchases, percentage-off discounts and they had to include PST &GST, to spend as close to $100 as possible. The following are some of his students' comments about the experience:

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