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PURPOSES OF ASSESSMENT1.AssessmentforLearningPertains to diagnostic and formative assessment tasksExamples are pre-tests, written assignments, quizzes, concept maps, focused questions, amongothersIt is done during and before instruction2.AssessmentasLearningIt employs tasks or activities that provide students with an opportunity to monitor and further theirown learningto think about their personal learning habits and how they can adjust their learningstrategies to achieve their goalsIt involves process like reflection and selfregulationStudents are accountable for their own learningExamples are self and peer assessment rubrics and portfolios3.AssessmentofLearningSummative and done at the end of a unit, task, process or periodIts purpose is to provide evidence of a student’s level of achievement in relation to curricularoutcomesIt is used for grading, evaluation and reporting purposesIt provides the foundation for decisions on student’s placement andpromotionFOUR ROLES OF ASSESMENT IN CLASSROOM INSTRUCITON1.Placement assessmentIt is done at the beginning of instructionIt is concerned with the entry performance of the studentIts purpose is to determine prerequisite skills, degree of mastery of the course objectives, andthe best mode of learningIt is an assessment that is not graded2.Formative AssessmentIt is done during instructionIt is a type of assessment used to monitor the learning progress of the students during or afterinstructionPurposes of formative assessmentoProvide immediate feedback to both student and teacher with regards to the successand failures of learningoIdentify the learning errors that is in need of correctionoProvide information to the teacher for modifying instruction to improve learning3.Diagnostic AssessmentType of assessment given at the beginning of instruction or during instruction.

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