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How can assessment help teachers?
How can assessment help teachers?
Apr 27, 2020 10:14 PM
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Anytime, Ibrahim!

Take care.
April 28, 2020
That's quite clear !! thank you chase ,really appreciate it.
April 28, 2020
aha! Now we're talking. The difference is hierarchical. Testing is a form of assessment. Assessment is the broadest term. Within assessment there are different categories: formal vs informal and summative vs formative. At least those are the big categories that I'm concerned with. As an example, think of a final exam (test) in a semester course. It would serve as a formal and summative assessment. It tells the teacher if the student has reached a predetermined level in order to advance to the next. Formative assessment, on the other hand, is concerned with learning as it is happening. For example, if I ask one of my students to reexplain a concept during class, that would be a form of summative assessment (informal too because I am not grading him or her).

Hope that clears it up a bit!
April 28, 2020
Well explained chase !! What makes the process of assessing different from testing?
April 27, 2020
Hello Ibrahim,

In short, it helps us measure where our students are (with respect to language ability) so that we can determine what they need. This helps us make lesson planning and curricular decisions. There are other uses for assessment depending on the type, but that's the essence of how assessment helps teachers.

Take care,

Chase
April 27, 2020
ibrahim
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