Target Grades

Target Grades

John Hatties research tell us that Self reported grades are the best way of improving attainment. Professor John Hattie has put together research which looks at all the influences on student attainment (ie how they do in exams). He has stated that Self reported grades comes out at the top of all influences. Children are the most accurate when predicting how they will perform. In a video Hattie explains that if he could write his book Visible Learning for Teachers again, he would re-name this learning strategy “Student Expectations” to express more clearly that this strategy involves the teacher finding out what are the student’s expectations and pushing the learner to exceed these expectations. Once a student has performed at a level that is beyond their own expectations, he or she gains confidence in his or her learning ability.
Example for Self-reported grades: Before an exam, the student writes down what mark the student expects to achieve. Teachers can then engage the student to try to perform even better. And can use it afterwards to guide them towards their next grade.
Students can log in to by clicking on the orange icon and using their school email and password.
There is a guide on that page showing them how to enter their target gades.

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Glossary of Hattie’s influences on student achievement

Hattie Ranking: 252 Influences And Effect Sizes Related To Student Achievement

See this summary of Hattie