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Beyond Testing and Grading: Using Assessment to Improve Teaching- Learning

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Education in Social Sciences, National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, INDIA

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 2-7, April,1 (2013)

Abstract

Assessment being an integral part of the learning process calls for appropriate assessment methods and materials to measure students' understanding of subject areas and their ability to achieve more relevant goals, such as being able to explore and to think critically using reasoning. Traditional forms of assessment provide a method for assigning numerical scores to determine letter grades but rarely reveal information about how students actually understand and can reason with ideas or apply their knowledge to solving problems. This research study traces the current trends in educational assessment and find out how CCE has been perceived by teachers, students and parents, its effect on instruction, addressing equity concerns and learning outcomes, the challenges faced by teachers and suggest appropriate assessment instruments and procedures.

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