Question : On a scale of 0-10 where 0 is terrible and 10 is excellent, where are you currently?
This gives the learner the opportunity to reflect on their current reality. You should not pass judgement to their mark, either low or high, nor should you express your own score when scaling. Scores can be influenced by mood, beliefs, experiences etc. In other words, the same performance might return a higher or lower score on a different day when the mood is different or after more experience where expectations may have altered.
The important aspec is to next gather evidence in the next step
Case Study Scale
Miss C had attempted a Parallel Park for the first time, after a demonstration from her instruction, finishing half a metre from the kerb and reasonably parallel. On a scale of 0-10 (0 being terrible and 10 being perfect) what score would you give the parallel park?
Her response: I’d give that an 8 out of 10.