Examples of Alternative Modes of Assessment

Teacher is the facilitator who should create conditions to foster learner independence and develop the learners’ “how-to-learn” skills and train the learners to assess, reflect to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Peer assessment is the process whereby learners respond to and evaluate each other’s performance.

Journals, Interviews and Conferences
Journals are interactive in nature as they consist in written conversations between students and teachers. Teachers’ comments about the learners’ performance should not be judgmental but meaningful communication and be supportive and only indirectly evaluative.

Observation in the Classroom
Teachers can observe how students respond to and use instructional materials and how they interact during group work. Teachers assess what students have and have not learnt on a day-to-day functioning of classrooms - achievement, progress, difficulties, strengths.

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