Principles of Assessment for Learning
Some of the notable characteristics of this assessment are immediate feedback, occurs during teaching and learning process, and is developed by the instructor often with students’ involvement. They are also not timed and scoring can involve both the teachers and the students.
This type of assessment is usually done on a national or state scale, usually once per year. As they are important in making decisions about the student’s future, for instance progress to higher educational levels, they are high stake. There scoring is external following specific scoring procedures. Unlike formative assessments, the feedback is not immediate.
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