Self- and Teacher-Assessment in an EFL Writing Class

  • Sasan Baleghizadeh Shahid Beheshti University, G.C.,
  • Tahereh Hajizadeh Allameh Tabataba’i University
Keywords: self-assessment, teacher assessment, writing


The present study investigated how fifteen Iranian EFL learners developed the ability to self-assess their writings through having access to the rater’s scores. The participants were supervised for four weeks as they went through their first experience in self-assessment. They were provided with a detailed evaluation sheet for assessing their work, and after each self-evaluation they were able to have access to the teacher-assigned scores. The results indicated a high correlation between self-assessment and teacher-assessment. It was revealed that students’ self-assessment throughout the study turned out to be highly correlated with the teacher-assessment. It was also shown that the learners assessed different components of their writing in a manner comparable to that of the teacher. The findings confirmed that self-assessment could not only be viewed as a useful tool for evaluating learners’ performance but also be regarded as an efficient instrument for developing their writing skill.
How to Cite
Baleghizadeh, S., & Hajizadeh, T. (2014). Self- and Teacher-Assessment in an EFL Writing Class. GIST – Education and Learning Research Journal, (8), 99-117.
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