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Sep 25, 2015 12:38pm

In India evaluation is nightmare to learners. Though the curriculum guides set that evaluation has to be a mode of learning, it has failed due to numerous corners. A change is required. Suggest innovations which can begin with the teacher.

  • English Language Arts / Math / Science / Social Studies
  • 1-11
  • Assessment / Coaching / Common Core / Differentiation / English Language Learners / Planning


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    • Oct 16, 2015 2:17pm

      In general, evaluation and/or assessment is definitely an area of challenge for both educators and students. Ideally its purpose is to drive the instruction as well. Secondly, some education system must get it designed in a way that's easy for teachers to do while at the same time provide students an opportunity for learning. Some may argue that the multiple-choice format for assessment satisfies. Others contend that its through comprehensive means like through portfolios that one can get the bigger "scope" of things. Testing is a multi-billion dollar business and as such one can't help but think who's gaining the most among stakeholders when it comes to assessment and/or evaluations. When it comes to common sense trades, when we evaluate based on performance and product, it's more objective. Like when a chef is asked to cook, we tend to comment whether the outcome is presentable and edible. I definitely agree that evaluation can be, like you say, a nightmare.

      • Oct 22, 2015 2:03pm

        Thank you Michael for the reply. I will help balancing both teaching and evaluation.

        • Oct 10, 2016 4:05pm

          This is so interesting! I think the Exit Tickets described in this video are a great way to informally assess students and help plan for upcoming lessons.

          It is a very teacher-centered activity that helps us really get to know our students!