By Rita Berry
This e-book displays present taking into consideration overview with a said specialise in review for studying (AfL). It informs academics in regards to the most up-to-date advancements and offers academics with vital instruments for integrating evaluation within the classroom.
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There are many ways of classifying the functions of assessment. One simple way is to subsume the functions into two main categories: making a judgement of performance and improving learning. Ten guiding assessment principles can be used to help mak e teaching and learning more effective. Review Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. How should assessment be interpreted to reflect the improving of learning characteristics? What are the problems of high-stakes testing? How do different learning theories impact on conceptions of assessment?
From 2000 onwards, Hong Kong has pushed ahead with curriculum reform effort in which assessment is highlighted as key for learning. The official document from the government (CDC, 2002) that addressed this reform initiative reiterates that assessment should be incorporated into classroom teaching throughout the semester or year . In other words, assessment should not be treated merely as an end-of-learning activity Assessment in Hong Kong 27 with the single purpose of finding out whether the set learning outcomes have been met.