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How to Assess Student Behavior
When assessing your students' learning, you have many options such as tests, projects, presentations, etc. But often, one of the most useful ways to assess student learning is through observation of their behavior.
We all know some students are more talkative than others, and some are more engaged in the learning process than others. But how do we document these behaviors? How do we collect evidence of student engagement and participation? This post will give you the criteria for documenting student behavior as part of an assessment plan that will help you better understand how your students learn best!
How to Document This Process
Rubrics and checklists are the most effective behavior recording methods to make assessments comprehensive and impactful. Here are the criteria you can use to document your student's behavior performance.
Respect the Rights of Others and Their Learning
To show respect, students must know what it means. Respect is defined as the proper treatment or consideration shown to others. It's important to respect the rights of others and their learning. This means:
- Respect everyone's right to learn in a safe, supportive environment.
- Respect everyone's right to their own opinions and beliefs.
- Respect everyone's right to make mistakes and learn from them as they try new things.
Students must respect everyone's right to be different, even if they have differences amongst them (like their race or religion).
Exhibit Responsible Behavior
Responsible behavior, such as arriving to class on time, is important in school and life. Being late means students miss an important part of the lesson or disrupt other students working hard to learn. Students can be marked absent when this happens repeatedly, and their grades will suffer even if they are present during class time!
Arriving early means that students take the initiative and show respect for themselves and others by being prepared for class—but it also means that there could be more work given out than expected because of extra time available before class starts. Your students must be willing to help you out voluntarily before class starts which counts as good behavior.
Display Positive Attitudes Towards Self and Others
This criterion is particularly important for assessments because it is a choice students can make and something they can be held accountable for. It is also a way of life, which means the behavior will persist if you don't address it.
A positive attitude can be learned, developed, and maintained through positive reinforcement strategies such as praise and recognition. These strategies are also known as "catch them being good" programs because they rely on noticing positive behaviors instead of only focusing on correcting negative behaviors in your classroom or school. Positive attitudes are contagious; when one student displays this quality, others will follow suit!
Good behavior in the classroom is important because it helps students learn. If other students are misbehaving or the teacher or other staff members are distracted by bad behavior, the learning environment will not be optimal for those who want to learn. In addition, learning occurs best when students feel safe and secure; disruptive classmates often undermine this.
Hence knowing how to document student behavior is crucial in developing interventions for improving student behavior when needed. Using effective behavior recording methods such as rubrics and checklists can help with the criteria discussed above. Good luck with this fun task!