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What is continuous assessment and its characteristics?

What is continuous assessment and its characteristics?

Continuous assessment is regular assessment of the learning performance related to a course module and that is separate from examinations, and accompanied by regular feedback. Continuous assessment can take various forms, depending on the final objectives and competencies.

What are the different types of assessment methods?

What is the most common form of assessment?


What is the difference between tools and techniques?

Tool: a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function. Technique: a way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.

What is one disadvantage of using multiple choice items?

Disadvantages. Multiple choice items consist of a question or incomplete statement (called a stem) followed by 3 to 5 response options. The correct response is called the key while the incorrect response options are called distractors.

What are three advantages that multiple choice items have over True False items?

Multiple-choice test items

  • versatility in measuring all levels of cognitive ability.
  • highly reliable test scores.
  • scoring efficiency and accuracy.
  • objective measurement of student achievement or ability.
  • a wide sampling of content or objectives.
  • a reduced guessing factor when compared to true-false items.

Why is multiple choice so hard?

Despite these factors, however, multiple choice exams can actually be very difficult and are in this course. Consider that: Because multiple choice exams contain many questions, they force students to be familiar with a much broader range of material than essay exams do.

What are the major types of assessment?

The 6 types of assessments are:

  • Diagnostic assessments.
  • Formative assessments.
  • Summative assessments.
  • Ipsative assessments.
  • Norm-referenced assessments.
  • Criterion-referenced assessments.

What is a good assessment?

A good assessment should be reliable, valid, and free of bias. First, reliability refers to the consistency of students’ scores; that is, an assessment is reliable when it produces stable and consistent results. If they do not produce similar results, the assessment may not be reliable.