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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kinds of Creative Assessment

1. Informal Assessment may be used to assess personal skills such as cooperation, perseverance,                      independence, confidence, etc..The teacher may gains this information through:

  • questioning 
  • observation 
  • giving assistance to an individual student
  • informal classroom discussion 
2. Self - Assessment develop students' metacognitive skill (ability to monitor one's learning skills before,
     during and after a given task) and therefore develops responsibility towards their own learning . This
     can be facilitated by giving them:

  • lists of objectives to be covered 
  • checklists of facts to be known 
  • lists of desirable behaviors 
  • students' learning log to record learning, effort and enjoyment 
3.  Written Assessment assignment is a piece of work carried out without direct teacher supervision, in
     class, at home, in the library or internet cafe. They come in the form of posters, models, research
     works and problem solving. The following should be included for an assignment to be effective:

  • clear statement of task including length, coverage and presentation 
  • scoring guide 
  • date due and consequences of late submission 
  • importance of originality 
4.  Oral Assessment may be informal (question and answer session, quizzes or listening to group dis-
     cussion ) or structured (seminars, interviews, debates, and oral presentation)
     a. Question and Answer session in the classroom gives a quick assessment of students' understanding
         Teacher's question should encourage responses that expand or elaborate on a point rather than require          a single word response.
     b. Oral quiz may be answered individually or group
     c. Interview may concern recall of facts, understanding of concepts, ability to generalize, and ability to                apply knowledge in unfamiliar contexts. It may be used to:

  • to diagnose difficulties 
  • to find out how student's tackles problem 
  • to check student's understanding and original contribution to a project 
  • to boost students' confidence