Assessment, evaluation, and the learning process

Nitko and Brookhart (2011) examine how assessment can aid teachers and students to make decisions about the learning process. Assessment procedures can be used to give feedback to students and teachers, to motivate students to study, and to give guidance about what students should focus on learning. It is necessary to bear in mind the … Continue reading Assessment, evaluation, and the learning process

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The Role of Assessment in the Education Process

I’m not quite sure if I completely agree with how Newby et al.  (2011) distinguish between assessment and evaluation. They define evaluation as “the process of gathering information from multiple sources in order to judge the merit or worth of a program, project, or entity” with the goal of improving “the instruction’s development and implementation”. … Continue reading The Role of Assessment in the Education Process