Importance Of Assessment In Education

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Assessment can be defined as the systematic collection of information about student learning, using the time, knowledge, expertise, and resources available, in order to inform decision about how to improve learning.
Term assessment is used to describe the tests,surveys and exams. It aims at the continuing improvement of student development. The purpose of assessment is to provide information on student achievement and progress and set the direction for ongoing teaching and learning.

Importance of assessment in teaching learning process
Assessment is a key component of learning because it helps students learn. When students are able to see how they are doing in a class, they are able to
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Perhaps the question is ambiguously worded or the criterion is unclear. Perhaps students mis-interpreted the question. Whatever the case, teachers must determine whether these items adequately address the knowledge, understanding, or skill that they were intended to measure.

Absence of assessment in classroom
Teaching cannot proceed nor can it be fully understood without assessment. It is questionable that teaching has occurred if learning does not result. Improved learning should be the primary purpose behind assessment and teaching. Assessment should be informed by the needs, ends, and processes of teaching and learning. Assessing learning alone is not sufficient because the ultimate success of students is also dependent upon their motivation and commitment to learning. Similarly, assessing only teaching behaviors and course activities is not sufficient because qualities of the instructor may be appreciated by students but not optimally helpful to their learning and growth. Assessing teaching and learning can help instructors improve and refine their teaching practices and help improve students’ learning and
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The students can use the results to adjust and improve their own learning.

DATE: 29.12.2015 GRADE: 2
CONTENT:Living things are described as being made of cells, and having ability to grow, reproduce and respond.
GOALS Students will be able to: Know the different characteristics of living and non-living things Identify new terms and definitions.

OBJECTIVE After completing this section,students will state four differences between living and non-living things.

MATERIALS REQUIRED Science text books,pictures and worksheets.

INTRODUCTION Introduce new terms through use of teach next.Students will listen to explanation by the teacher.Teacher will encourage the students to use thinking skills in discussions and
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