It is necessary to change assessment practices for better grading to occur. All types of assessments must become an integral part of the instructional process. Quizzes, tests, and exams should all be used as learning tools, and not just devices that occur at the end of learning. For students, most testing simply means it’s time to move on, even forget; that whole orientation, toward assessment, and toward testing, all has to change.
The other value often missed in testing is the source of information for the teacher, such as in pre-assessing or testing to evaluate teaching techniques. Every teacher at every level has to consider assessment results as a source of information for them. Information they can use to improve their teaching.
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