All in all, no form of learning can be successful and useful if the learners are not assessed.
An understanding of the concept of assessment majorly relies on the reasons behind the use of tests on the learners, both by the teachers and learners. In the work by Segers & Tillema (2011), teachers hold the view that assessments are tools that check the performance of the learners; thus, set a ground of what top be taught in the future lessons, while the some of the students hold the view that assessments are beneficial for learning as they check whether concepts have been grasped; others felt that the entire process especially the summative assessment was completely unfair, due to variations in testing. From this study, it is justified to argue that assessments are tools of learning especially when there is a form of balance between summative and formative assessments.
Remesal (2011) indicates that assessments, in the view of the teachers have been regarded as a tool that aids in the improvement of the learners grades. The work also indicates that assessments are mere tools for accountability by the school’s administration, and that they may be useless if they are not relevant in the school life of the students. Offering induction to the teachers can be extremely useful in administering tests to the learners, since a great percentage of them take it as a normal activity in the schools’ program; thus, do not give it the utmost seriousness it deserves.
In the view of Knauss (2001), the issue of assessment has a lot to do with the importance ascribed by the major stakeholders of education or rather the learning process. The administration has a particular aim, as well as the parents, learners and teachers. In this case, Knauss (2001) indicates that the kind of psychological assessments are the roles of the psychologists that are existent in the school. All tests in this context must be directed to satisfying the ...Show more