Module 2 Commentary: Assessment = Grades?

Module 2: Framework for Assessment of Student Learning

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“At first I thought that assessment is all about giving grades and evaluating if the student is capable to proceed to the next stage of learning.” 

– by Noel Angelo Andrade– Thursday, 21 May 2015, 9:55 PM

Like some of us, I also had misconceptions about assessment. I directly associated assessment with grades and hated the fact that students needed to be assessed just to come up with numerical grades after the course. I thought learning can be so much fun if students do not have to worry about grades. For me, grades do not define the person, hence assessment is not important. Well, that was a misconception.

Now, I appreciate assessment and its many purposes: assessment “for,” “as” and “of” learning. One of my favorites is that it actually helps us reflect, understand, and monitor our own learning, thereby, helping us make adjustments and direct our own learning; and that it helps us to also reflect, understand, and monitor own teaching strategies, thereby, helping us make adjustments and improvements in our teaching! Essentially, assessment helps us grow as students and teachers.

Source:

EDS 113 Module 2: Framework for Assessment of Student Learning. Retrieved from http://myportal.upou.edu.ph/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=135718

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