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What happens when I bring student voice into assessment?
The purpose and use of assessment is a controversial topic in education today. High stakes assessment has increasingly become the format to measure student learning, with mixed results. In this study my aim was to re-examine the use of assessment by incorporating student voice into my assessment efforts in a 7th grade Humanities class at High Tech Middle. I tried several strategies to check students’ understanding and solicit feedback, ranging from exit cards, student-led conferences, student-led comments, critiques, goal-setting, and questioning strategies.