Assessment is one of the most important but misunderstood components of education. In schools, we overemphasize assessment results and undermine students’ learning and growth. Also, there is a great reliance on formal and summative modes of assessment resulting in stressful conditions for students, teachers, and parents. In contrast, the use of formative assessment is either negligible or completely absent.
This workshop will discuss the interrelationship of assessment with learning in a way that the participants will clearly see the value of moving towards “Assessment for Learning,” and away from the traditional concept of “Assessment of Learning.”
The conceptual framework involving key terms of evaluation, assessment and testing will also be explained to the participants. Some important tools for carrying out Formative Assessment will be shared with the participants.
Understand how the concepts of Evaluation, Assessment and Testing are interrelated
Understand the interrelationship of assessment and learning in a way that puts learning as the goal and assessment as the means.
Describe some of the major types of assessment and explain their significance for teaching and learning
Understand the value and importance of informal -formative assessment
Learn about some useful tools for making assessment beneficial for the real goals of learning.
Identify and understand some of the common problems in testing and marking, and propose their possible solutions