Increasing Student achievement
Learning by Evaluation, through RM Compare, has consistently demonstrated significant increases in student achievement. Students make comparisons of example work and, in the process, increase their own understanding of good and bad quality. Further, they pick up on aspects of work they can incorporate into their own projects.
Improving Student understanding of assignment criteria
Open-ended assignments can be challenging for teachers and students – with a host of possible “right” answers, it’s not always clear what should be done. As students compare examples of the assigned work their understanding of what is expected, how to excel, and ways to showcase their skills becomes more apparent and their understanding of the assignment criteria improves.
Helping Students learn subject-specific terminology
Learning the vocabulary of a field is one of the most important aspects of educational development. Research has shown that as students make comparisons, they naturally learn to use the terms, phrases, and ideas for the field in which they are working. These important ways of understanding develop through the higher-order thinking exercises incorporated in the Learning by Evaluation experience.