Methods of Assessment

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I would be discussing the following four areas:

A)Principles of assessments.
B)Peer and self assessment.
C)Feedback and questioning.
D)Types of assessment records. Principles of assessments

A valid form of assessment measures what it supposes to be measured. “A valid assessment must also assess a sample of the abilities that are required in the curriculum” (Ian Reece, 2007, teaching, training and learning)

Fairness censures that everyone has an equal chance of getting a good assessment. “All learners are entitled to a fair assessment and should be given the best opportunity to demonstrate their ability” (Ann Gravels, 2008, preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector) Authenticity:

The work produced by learner in practical life.
The work is still relevant at the time of assessment.
An assessment t is reliable when different examiners assessing the same work should award the same scores Sufficiency:
Assessment covered by all the standards.

Method of assessments:
There is several different method of assessment. It’s a teacher responsibility to decide which is best for the learners. Initial (at the beginning, formative (ongoing), summative (at the end) Portfolios

Oral examination
Written examinations
Peer review
According to QCA Qualification and Curriculum Authority (2007) “Assessment for learning should be used to enhance all learners' opportunities to learn in all areas of educational activity. It should enable all learners to achieve their best and to have their efforts recognised.” My subject area is science. I will try to use the observation, lab reports, quiz and written examination according to the individual needs of my learners. Many areas of science study involve practical work so in my opinion the observation, lab reports and research will be suitable for the formative assessment and quiz and written examinations will help me to assess my student...
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