Disadvantages of Traditional Assessment
- Fail to take into account students' growth and development and inhibit their progress.
- Frustrating- educators try to accurately summarize students' achievement with simple letter grades and a few words of condensed commentary.
- Evaluation of students' higher-order thinking skills, problem solving, attitudes, and other abilities cannot be quantified easily.
- Traditional assessment does not involve discussions, classroom projects, and other programs designed to show material to students and impart knowledge that the teachers can then observe and measure.
J. Franklin, 2002