In the last post I shared this reflection page from Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning by Jan Chappuis.
I thought I’d share a little bit about stars and stairs. It’s a really simple idea (from Jan Chappuis) but I think it seems like it has the potential to be really effective. That’s why I introduced it to my students to this concept Monday. (I went on an Assessment Training Institute recently. Can you tell?)
This is the anchor chart I made while I explained stars and stairs to my kids.
Today I used this while I graded assessments. For example, one of my students got a star for knowing why we need rules but stairs for understanding majority rules. I just drew both the star and the stairs and wrote the notes next to them.
Do you have any fun tricks for encouraging learning?