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A Tablet-Computer-Based Tool to Facilitate Accurate Self-Assessments in Third- and Fourth-Graders ARTICLE

, University of Luxembourg LUCET Denise Villányi 11, porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette ; , University of Luxembourg Romain Martin 2, avenue de l'Université L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette ; , University of Luxembourg LUCET Philipp Sonnleitner 11, porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette ; , University of Luxembourg ECCS Christina Siry 11, porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette ; , University of Luxembourg LUCET Antoine Fischbach 11, porte des Sciences L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette

iJET Volume 13, Number 10, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany

Abstract

Although student self-assessment is positively related to achievement, skepticism about the accuracy of students’ self-assessments remains. A few studies have shown that even elementary school students are able to provide accurate self-assessments when certain conditions are met. We developed an innovative tablet-computer-based tool for capturing self-assessments of mathematics and reading comprehension. This tool integrates the conditions required for accurate self-assessment: (1) a non-competitive setting, (2) items formulated on the task level, and (3) limited reading and no verbalization required. The innovation consists of using illustrations and a language-reduced rating scale. The correlations between students’ self-assessment scores and their standardized test scores were moderate to large. Independent of their proficiency level, students’ confidence in completing a task decreased as task difficulty increased, but these findings were more consistent in mathematics than in reading comprehension. We conclude that third- and fourth-graders have the ability to provide accurate self-assessments of their competencies, particularly in mathematics, when provided with an adequate self-assessment tool.

Citation

Villanyi, D., Martin, R., Sonnleitner, P., Siry, C. & Fischbach, A. (2018). A Tablet-Computer-Based Tool to Facilitate Accurate Self-Assessments in Third- and Fourth-Graders. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 13(10), 225-251. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering. Retrieved November 18, 2018 from .