Assessment and Evaluation
Course Rationale

Assessment is an integral part of the teaching learning process. It affects and is affected by the objectives of learning and the learning process itself. National curriculum Framework also talks about assessments as continuous and comprehensive tool to not only find out how much students have understood but also to assess the teaching learning process as a whole. Thus it is important for teachers to understand that assessment and evaluation are broad concepts which covers lots many other processes. And, hence can effectively employ it as sub process in the whole gamut of teaching and learning.


Course Description:

The Assessment and Evaluation module aims to provide a framework for extending thinking, to confirm and to guide changes in effective assessment practices, and to foster professional learning. It provides a framework for thinking about the purposes of assessment, its influences on the nature of instruction in the classroom and for creating and implementing changes to teachers' assessment practices that are consistent with enhancing learning for all students. This module contains highlights from current research, descriptions of assessment processes that enhance learning, case studies from classrooms, and suggestions for professional dialogue and collaboration.


Course Objectives:

Participants will understand -

  1. Assessment, Evaluation and Measurement in context with classroom instruction.
  2. Assessment and evaluation as integration with instruction and not an activity that merely audits learning.
  3. Assessment and evaluation as a continuous process that needs to be aligned with specific objectives.
  4. The need to use various types and methods of assessment to cater to the diverse needs and competencies to be assessed.
  5. The use tools and technologies that makes assessment effective and easier.

The participants will be able to -

  1. Outline broad goals and specific objectives of assessment to be done before learning, during learning and after learning.
  2. Select appropriate method and type of assessment suitable in a given context.
  3. Develop methods of feed back and create Rubrics for the objective assessment of students' learning, teachers' interaction/ teaching and the teaching learning environment.
  4. Plan assessment for the session as per the needs of the student, school and subjects requirements.


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