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LIFE SCIENCES METHODCourse code: MBI 411 & 412LECTURE 7Lecturer: Dr. X. Khalo[email protected]
Assessment in LifeSciences• PurposeTypes and strategiesCAPS requirements for assessment in LS.Designing effective assessment tools for LS.
ASSESSMENTActivity for the pairs:Reflect on your own experiences of assessing learning in theclassroomDiscuss meaning of Assessment and distinguish betweenAssessment & EvaluationDiscuss types of assessment and their purposesConsider different ways of assessing learning in the classroomIdentify the dimensions of providing feedback to students ontheir learning
WHAT IS ASSESSMENTIt is the process of generating and collecting evidence oflearners achievementsRecording and reporting of learners’ performance orachievementThe process of obtaining information that is educationaldecisions about learners’ learning to giveFEEDBACKto thelearner about his progress, strengths and weakness andAREAS OF IMPROVEMENT.The process that judge instructional effectiveness and curricularadequacy and to inform policy
Purpose of assessmentMotivationCreating learning opportunitiesTo give feedbackTo gradeAssessment should be an integral part of the learning processrather than something that is “tacked on” at the end(Chris Rust,;Accessed 9.10.08)
Assessmentfor Learning-Assessmentof LearningAssessmentas Learning
Assessment for Learning (AfL)Formative assessment that teachers use to makeINFERENCESaboutlearners progress to inform teachingAssessment as Learning (AsL)Formative assessment learnersREFLECTon their learning and monitortheir progress to inform further and future learningAssessment of Learning (AoL)Summative assessment ,EVIDENCEof student learning to makeJUDGEMENTSon learners’ achievement.

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