Teacher’s diary on classroom assessment

Sreedevi, Sindhu and Banrejee, Joyita and Titus, Sneha (2013) Teacher’s diary on classroom assessment. At Right Angles, 2 (3). pp. 41-45. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

The moment we hear the word ‘assessment’ it makes us conscious of being put under a scanner, and gives us a feeling that we will be compared with our peers. It highlights our weaknesses instead of our strengths. A child in the school environment goes through similar feelings on hearing about assessment. If the academic calendar of a school is observed, the most anxious moments for the teacher and children are during examinations. This defeats the purpose of assessment. There are various purposes for doing an assessment and its benefits are manifold. It enables the teacher to identify whether students have any learning gaps and then modify his/her instructional strategies. Though as a teacher I wanted to use assessment to improve overall learning, it is taking me time to learn how to assess without inducing stress and fear. With CCE becoming mandatory, I resolved not to reduce the activity to mere tallying and book-keeping but to deeply integrate assessment with everyday classroom activities and to use it to plan my next steps. There is enough body of research evidences across the world to show that continuous assessmen

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sreedevi, Sindhu and Banrejee, Joyita and Titus, Sneha
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: formative assessment, CCE, mathematical skills, abstraction, diagnostic, mensuration
Subjects: Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1692
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