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RolesofAssessment
“Teaching and Learning are reciprocalprocesses that depend on and affectone another (Swearingen 2002 andKellough, 1999).”The assessment component ofinstructional processes deals with thelearning progress of the studentsandthe teacher’s effectiveness inimparting knowledge to the students.ASSESSMENT
ASSESSMENTAssessment enhances learning in theinstructional processes if the resultprovides feedbacks to both studentsand teachers.The information obtained from theassessment is used to evaluate theteaching methodologies andstrategies of the teacher.
It is also used to make teaching decisions.The result of assessment is used todiagnose the learning problems of thestudents.ASSESSMENT
The Four Roles ofAssessmentused in InstructionalProcess1.Placement2.Formative3.Diagnostic4.Summative
Beginning of InstructionThis kind of assessment is concerned withthe entryperformance and typicallyfocuses on the questions:Does the Learner possess the knowledgeandskills needed to begin the plannedinstruction?To what extent has the learner alreadydevelopedthe understanding and skills that are goals ofplanned objectives?To what extent do the student’s interest,work habits and personality indicate thatonemode of instruction might be betterthan theother?
Placement AssessmentThe purpose of placementassessment is todetermine theprerequisite skills, degree ofmastery of the coursethe bestmode oflearning.
During the instructional process the mainconcern of a classroom teacher is tomonitor the learning progress of thestudents.

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