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Description of the Strategy

Self-assessment is a self-management strategy designed to improve the quality of student responding, especially when teacheror other-directed assistance is not available. Self-assessment is one of three types of self-management strategies that are taught to and used by students. Self-assessment is defined by behaviors in which students match the dimension of their behavior against a criterion and indicate whether the criterion has been met (through, e.g., self-recording, self-graphing, self-verbalization, report to others). Self-manipulation of antecedent events is defined by behaviors in which students add, remove, or modify antecedent stimuli or variables that affect the likelihood of a behavior being occasioned (e.g., setting a performance goal, reading directions before starting an assignment, putting homework on desk to increase likelihood of submitting ...

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