Differences Between Measurement and Evaluation

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Arimonu Progress O. COURSE TITLE: Measurement and Evaluation COURSE CODE: PDE 5109 ASSIGNMENT: State the differences and similarities between measurements and evaluation. Differences between measurements and evaluation MEASUREMENT | EVALUATION | 1 | Measurement refers to the process by which the attributes or dimensions of some physical objects are determined. | Evaluation referrers to the process designed to provide information that will help us make judgment about a given situation. | 2 | Measurement uses standard instruments to determine the magnitude of physical quantities. | Evaluation sometimes relies on the information from measurements and assessments to determine the…show more content…
It takes place every time in every walk of life. The objects, facts, events and behaviors are continuously evaluated. The development measurement goes side by side the human development. The advancement of any nation and country is based on its precise devices and technique of measurement. The precision of measurement is most important criterion of the development of human civilization. The process of measurement as it implies involves carrying out actual measurement in order to assign a quantitative meaning to a quality i.e. what is the length of the chalkboard? Determining this must be physically done. Measurement is therefore a process of assigning numerals to objects, quantities or events in other to give quantitative meaning to such qualities. In the classroom, to determine a child’s performance, you need to obtain quantitative measures on the individual scores of the child. If the child scores 80 in Mathematics, there is no other interpretation you should give it. You cannot say he has passed or failed. Measurement stops at ascribing the quantity but not making value judgments on the child’s performance. Evaluation adds the ingredient of value judgment to assessment. It is concerned with the application of its findings and implies some judgment of the effectiveness, social utility or desirability of a product, process or progress in terms of carefully defined and agreed upon objectives or values. Evaluation often includes recommendations for
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