Our students use these self-assessment cards to let us know if they are understanding content or directions or if they need help. During whole-group instruction, if we are explaining something or giving directions, we will say, "Self-assessment check," and the students hold them up. If the students are working independently and we are circulating among them, they will keep the cards on their desks and flip them to what best fits their understanding. It alleviates students' discomfort with relaying that they don't understand.
—Danielle Garitta and Kelly Melchiorre, 6th-grade ICT class, MS 137, Ozone Park