Assessment loses meaning when competition takes over such assessments rather than the concept of improving their skills and knowledge.
Assessment affects my professional work as a kindergarten schoolteacher of English. I always carry out periodic assessment tests to the new children admitted in school to determine their level of knowledge and understanding about basic education. This enables me to know how much the children already know, thus enable me to prepare well on how to start teaching them appropriately.
The provocative question from this article is what the role of assessment in learning is. I think assessment should be for improving the performance of students rather than for grading students. This will enable the concept to achieve its specific objective of improving the performance of students in the ...Show more