Grade 6_4th Quarter Periodical Test
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Why do we need to assess our learners through Periodical Test?
Assessment is a key component of learning because it will help our learners to be able to see how they are doing in a class, they are able to determine whether or not they understand course material. Assessment can also help motivate our learners.
Good assessment programs aim to provide a balanced, fair evaluation of each learner. They achieve this in two ways. First, they use a variety of strategies and tasks. This gives pupils with multiple opportunities, in varying contexts, to demonstrate what they know and can do. It also enables teachers to be confident in the accuracy of their judgments about each pupil.
Second, tasks must be fit to purpose. Assuming a subject has a number of goals (knowledge to learn, skills to acquire), each task should be appropriate to the specific goal or goals it is assessing. This means that a task assessing base knowledge will look different to one assessing creativity.
Rather than abolishing exams, we should instead be asking what mix of assessment tasks is most appropriate for each subject.
Deep knowledge is important, we want assessment tasks that target this breadth. We want our future doctors to know of the entire human body. We want our future teachers to know a full repertoire of teaching and learning approaches. Exams can help achieve this.
Yes, on a more positive note, there is an evidence that both studying for and sitting exams deepens learning. Studying is like exercising. When one exercise, the muscles in use grow stronger.
Likewise, the process of searching through one’s memory and retrieving the relevant information strengthen that memory for future uses. This means that when newly qualified teachers, doctors, lawyers, or accountants come to retrieve the information they need, it is – as a consequence of having been practiced previously – now easier to access.
Exams don’t just provide a targeted, fit-for-purpose opportunity for students to demonstrate what they know: they also have the power to enhance what students know.
This time here’s our 4th Periodical Examination. Please download the highlighted files below.
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