The trainer should come up with strategies to help learner’s formulate their goals and align their personal objectives with the requirements of the program. Effective initial assessment ensures that learners partake the right program and entry is at the right level for efficient learning. It also enables the trainer to understand useful learners achievements and experiences to necessitate progress as well as find a learning start point. In addition, it provides an opportunity for identifying learner’s potential both in theory and practice. The limitation on initial assessment is that the learner can withhold important details hence leading to settling on the wrong program.
According to Crooks (1988), formative assessment is conducted on a frequent basis to understand learning progress and point out areas that may need more time allocation. Normally, interactive assessments are used to identify students learning needs and to guide the trainer on where or when a different teaching method should be adopted. Formative assessment can be integrated with the institutions policies to necessitatethe identificationn of strengths and weaknesses as well as promoting feasible evaluation cultures. It promotes sustainable learning, higher learning achievements and easy skill acquisition.
The advantage of formative assessment is that teachers are in a better position to understand and meet individual student’s learning needs. This is because interactive assessment gives trainers an opportunity to understand students’ strengths and weaknesses at the personal level and thus, they are best suited to come up with customized strategies to improve students’ outcomes. Somer limitations to the process include tension and lack of a connection between classroom and school based assessment and evaluation processes (Crooks, 1988).
Summative assessment is carried out at the end of a program to ascertain whether the programs goals have been ...Show more