Extra-Tip
The Assessment Traffic Light

The 3 colours of the traffic light, red, amber and green, help with the intermediate or final assessment of lesson performance.

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Extra Tip: The Assessment Traffic Light

Original idea from Mrs. Haesle

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The 3 colours of the traffic light, red, amber and green, help with the intermediate or final assessment of lesson performance. Before starting the work phase, criteria for a later assessement are drawn up together with the children and recorded on the blackboard. Then the actual task begins.
Now the colour boards come into operation. These are placed on a table or the floor and the children allocate the results of their work (e.g. a picture) according to the traffic light colours. Of course, each colour can be given various meanings, whereby green could mean "everything OK",  amber  could mean "good but could be optimised" and red possibly "improvement necessary".
Some pupils over or underestimate themselves and in such cases it could be helpful when the pupils assess their work with each other within group. At this point it should be made clear that re-allocation can only take place if a reason has been announced. In this way, quarrelling is avoided in the forefront and the discussion can be steered to an objective level. Incidentally, in this way children learn playfully to deal with criticism because they are allowed to evaluate each other.

Recommendation:

To keep the cards in good shape, have them laminated at the copy shop.