A1 Journal article (refereed)
Tablet-Supported Self-Assessment in a Class for Students with Intellectual Disability (2023)

Räty, L. M. O., Vehkakoski, T., & Pirttimaa, R. A. (2023). Tablet-Supported Self-Assessment in a Class for Students with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 27(2), 483-500. https://doi.org/10.1177/17446295221088163

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsRäty, Lauri M. O.; Vehkakoski, Tanja; Pirttimaa, Raija A.

Journal or seriesJournal of Intellectual Disabilities



Publication year2023

Publication date27/04/2022


Issue number2

Pages range483-500

PublisherSAGE Publications

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open accessChannel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83714


Self-assessment has been shown to have positive effects on students’ self-regulated learning strategies and academic achievement. However, self-assessment and self-assessment instruction are under-researched areas among students with intellectual disability. This data-driven qualitative study aimed at examining the self-assessment expressions students with intellectual disability documented in their learning diaries and how the teacher and teaching assistants used video recordings to facilitate students’ self-assessments in one Finnish special needs education class. The naturally occurring research data consisted of both students’ tablet-based learning diaries (N = 6) and video recordings of students’ self-assessment situations (N = 17). The results show that students’ self-assessment expressions varied from short and vague expressions to argumentative and reflective assessments. The use of video recordings served various functions, such as directing and instructing students, demonstrating assessment and providing feedback. The outcomes of this study demonstrate how the self-assessment practices of students with intellectual disabilities can be facilitated by using video.

Keywordspeople with intellectual disabilitieslearningevaluationself-evaluationeducational evaluationlearning diariesself-directionclassroom worktablet computerseducational programmes (media)learning stylesteaching and instructionspecial education (teaching)special pedagogyvideo interaction guidance

Free keywordsclassroom interaction; intellectual disability; self-assessment; tablet-devices; video-based instruction

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating1

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