Students are actively involved in the process of assessment as they assess the performance of their peers carrying out a particular task or skill. It has gained much importance in educational learning and educational research in recent times with several studies denoting this alternative form of assessment as extremely effective in improving learning in students (Patton & Marty-Snyder, 2014). It has also shown to help increase motivation and engagement levels, improve communication and self-regulation skill as well as helping to empower students (Azarnoosh, 2013; Harrison, O’hara, & McNamara, 2015; Karami & Rezaei, 2015). One example of a type of peer assessment is a check list handout. Attached to this document is an example of a peer assessment checklist that could be used for the chest pass lesson demonstrated in the video.
A GPA is more accurate than the score of a standardized test. Grades made all through the school year is what really matters, and those scores I what shows a better review of a student 's capability. The results of standardized test score are not important enough to be able to accept or reject a student 's admission into a college. One student whose score is higher than the other does not mean he or she is smarter. The student with the higher score could have cheated.
Students who are allowed to explore, empathize, question, hypothesize, conceptualize, experiment, and evaluate throughout their own learning become productive community members" (Hummell 5). Allowing children to learn to think critically helps them to solve problems and have a logical argument about something they believe is true. Applying critical thinking into schools gives a child a chance to make a difference. Also, Elizabeth McKinstry agrees with Hummell in challenging the next generation to think for themselves. McKinstry writes about how Common Core education helps children become more interactive in the world and teaches them how to apply the knowledge they have learned in life.
This notion reduces the validity of NAPLAN due to the fact that it assesses how well the students have been directly taught for the test, rather than the mathematical ability of the students. Another issue with NAPLAN, is that it does not solely test student’s mathematics ability because language comprehension is needed to understand the worded questions. So, students with language difficulties will be disadvantaged even if they have a sophisticated knowledge and understanding of mathematics. Therefore, the NAPLAN testing scheme does have many educational benefits for students, teachers, parents, schools and the government; however, it is not without its faults and there are areas in which improvement could be
In schools today, many teachers influence Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) on their students in various classrooms to show the importance of group work and how working with others can be significantly helpful and also effective towards the improvement of grades. Peer assisted learning strategies have not only shown an improvement in students’ grades in school, but also serve the purpose of helping students learn to listen to others perspectives besides their own, and develop their own voice resulting in an increase in their own self-confidence. Peer-assisted learning strategies were created to serve the needs of those having difficulties in various academics, and are also used to aid English Language learners. These peer-tutoring programs are
For example, proponents of testing say that standardized testing has proved to be an objective way to measure student performance, allowing educators and administrators to better teach their students (Walberg). Standardized testing aims to create an even and controlled base to measure student progress, but the tests are created without the style of the classroom in mind and English-language learners or students with learning disabilities are not considered. A test that measures top-tear honors students and students still learning English on the same scale is erroneous at an institutional level. Also, supporters say that the tests encourage students to achieve goals beyond their current academic standing. A study on U.S students found that when required to pass a standardized test in order to graduate, students spent more time on school related tasks like completing schoolwork and discussing topics with their parents (Walberg).
Perceived enjoyment is one form of intrinsic motivation that has significant effects on students intention to use e-learning. Moreover, many researchers included perceived enjoyment into TAM to further explain the variable that may influent the intention to use e-learning. It will enable students to learn a new medium or system that will enhance their attitude towards learning in an attractive way. Hence, if students perceived the use of e-learning as enjoyable, they will increase their level of intention to use the e-learning. HYPOTHESIS H1.
Associations between these variables have concluded that an individual’s level of intellectual achievement is dependent upon the level of influence that outside forces have on a student. The research presented by Haimovitz et al. (2011) on intelligence and intrinsic motivation components focused on investigating and measuring the association of malleability and academic performance within a one-year academic timeframe. The study yielded positive results that beliefs about intelligence or ability-validation do in fact play a role in intrinsic motivation and academic success. However, results of the study could not find significant differences between an individual’s grade level and intrinsic motivation.
Standardized testing does not require much of an effort. These tests are checked by the computer thus, saving more time and since these tests are administered in the same manner, it would be easier for them to evaluate the test results because these tests have its own standards. These tests are also objective and are based by general-knowledge thus, making the test results unbiased and non-subjective. Educators will also be able to compare and evaluate a student’s progress over a period of time. These tests would show whether a student has performed well or not (OccupyTheory, 2014).
Through the involvement of school community members in these key decisions, SBM can create more effective learning environments for students. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES? According to the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and