Improved self-assessment and new discussions
In addition, Martikainen has noticed that by simply doing the self-assessments regularly, students have become better at assessing themselves. "With the graphical representation of the results, I can easily see how the whole class assesses itself and can dig deeper into the results individually for each student. If I do not agree with some student's own assessments, I can easily address this personally with the student," Martikainen says. "After taking the assessment tool into use, I have had a lot of productive discussions with my students, much more than before."