Assessment trends have been changing over time, which impacts the change of the life system and people’s understanding. Education is becoming more student-centered. It gives a glimpse to the teachers about what to do to ensure that the students have all the requirements for personal, educational practices, this making personal learning a glitter in the dark.
How formative assessment has power to the educational evaluation
Formative assessment is a very healthy practice because most assessments are done in the class to assess physically to interact with the learners.
It can all be successful if the teacher puts to assessment with more love and interaction where the teacher either groups the students or the whole class participates in particular activities like spelling bees, poems, quiz or even specific class time topics for discussion by the students as the teacher also adds up a clue.
Why the change in Grading (Traditional- Standard)
Most traditional grading methods are based on letters or numbers to represent the students’ scores, and this grading grossly or sometimes does not show how much the student has been learning over time. It sometimes leaves the parents confused and dumbfounded; why? It is because they do not understand whatever is happening with letters or numbers.
Standard grading accurately turns students questioning what their grades might be to what they have learned, understood, and can remember. It enables even the parents to be able to analyze how much their child has absorbed in class.
This grading trend enables teachers to identify the types of learners they have. Are they slow? Do they understand fast and forget faster, or are they okay! These questions push the teachers to identify the factors to consider when teaching and eradicating some school deficiencies.
How about data that can be actionable
In most educational systems in the twenty-first century, everything is changing, and this is happening due to the advancement in life that naturally and artificially is taking place. Should the education system get left behind? “No,” this is so because more learners are joining schools meaning the amount of data in these schools will be significant; the question is, what about the data?
Data assessment and content evaluation committees have to be set up in the schools, districts, or even the country. The teachers and students should get provided with all the necessary information and briefing to help them come to a common pool of studying and producing results for the required educational system.
Evolution of technology in assessments
However, today’s world is leaning towards technology in most of their day-to-day activities; this gives the educational system a window to advance technology usage in the daily activities and assessment in the school system. Most teachers learn how to use technological equipment to pass on the knowledge to the learners rather than the more archaic way. This system, accepted by parents, claim that students get a chance to enhance their knowledge and leverage their skills selling them out there for the world to assess their innovative nature. It has caught many by surprise, and I remember one of my teachers saying, “if you don’t want to change, the change will change you. “This is where most who were unaware have found themselves.
At the end of the tunnel, most people accept technology in the educational system because it is light that shines beyond the darkness that traditional grading can not output.