Classroom Assessment In Education

1768 Words8 Pages
Education as a social institution is subject to change in response to social dynamics. Changes in the curriculum is needed to change the approaches and methods of teaching and learning and to change the usual ways of assessing students. Assessments must be consistent to let students engage in learning, to reveal changes in student understanding over time. The purpose of this is not only to inform instructional practice but to encourage and uplift students to take responsibility of their learning. This has been the foundation for creating a stable assessment system.
One of the integral parts of teaching and learning is the Classroom assessment practices conducted by teachers. Teachers may not know if students are learning or progressing without
…show more content…
However, there is much less agreement about the relative merit of different measurement methods used to obtain this information. Educators have to realize that a classroom is a place for the students to construct knowledge through critical thinking, manipulatives, primary resources, and hands-on activities (Piaget in Weegar, 2012). Thus, classroom assessment is a part of educators’ work to promote students in accommodating this…show more content…
With the use of varied methods of assessment, needs in the classroom and of students with different backgrounds can also be met. This enables teachers to select from a wide range of diverse tools to help students reach their learning objectives (Alkharusi 2011).
Past research has indicated that there are many problems related with teachers’ classroom assessment practices. These include limited teacher training in assessment, teachers’ lack of an adequate knowledge base involving the basic testing and measurement concepts (Stiggins, 2005), and failure of teachers to apply and adhere to measurement guidelines they learned in measurement courses.
On the other hand, teachers who develop useful assessments provide corrective instruction, and give students second chances to demonstrate success which can improve their teaching and assist students to discover. Teachers are responsible for assessing students’ learning. All teachers must have assessment skills to implement the assessment. Teachers used various techniques in assessment even though they may not be given appropriate training on certain facets of classroom assessments (Marso & Pigge, 1988) as cited by Koloi-Keaikitse

More about Classroom Assessment In Education

Open Document