Effective Assessment In Learning

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Resources are the texts, videos, software and other materials that teachers use to assist students to meet the expectations for learning, defined by provincial or local curricular. According to Dale’s cone of experience, the more senses that are involved in learning, the more and better the learning will be but it does not mean that concrete experience is the only effective experiences that teachers should use in delivering knowledge to the learner. A balance must be achieved between concrete and abstract experiences in order to cater and address all the needs of the learner in all the domains of development. As a teacher it is very important to select and use the right resources while delivering the lesson,…show more content…
There are three types of assessment one of which is diagnostic assessments. This form of assessment helps the teacher in assessing what the learner already knows and the difficulties the learner might have regarding the subject. Teachers carry out diagnostic assessments before starting a new lesson. A few examples of diagnostic assessments are experiments, observations, quizzes and reading past records of the student. In the lesson plan above the teacher has used diagnostic assessment by playing a quiz with the class in order to know about their previous knowledge on division. Formative assessment is an essential part of teaching and learning. Formative assessments are given throughout the learning process. It helps the teacher determine how students are progressing through a certain learning goal. Some methods of formative assessments are assignments, worksheets and objective type exams. In the lesson plan above the teacher has carried out a formative assessment by giving the students a worksheet to complete based on division. Through this worksheet the teacher would know whether the students have understood the lesson taught. The other type of assessment is summative assessments, which are given at the end of the year or unit to assess a student’s mastery of a topic after instruction. Some forms of summative assessments are exams, portfolios, projects and presentations. Summative assessments necessarily do not have to be an exam done by the students at the end of the semester which many schools practise. It could be a presentation or even a portfolio, for example portfolios allow the students to collect evidence of their learning throughout the year rather than being judged on a number from a test
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