Different Types Of Assessment Now

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2.3 TYPES OF ASSESSMENT NOW The principles of good assessment are the same whatever the medium and should be considered before looking into the options for e-assessment. Some studies found no significant differences between student performance on paper and on screen (Hardré et al., 2007; Ripley 2009), whereas others indicate that paper-based and computer-based tests do not necessarily measure the same skills (Bennett 2010; Horkay et al., 2006). Though the notion of assessment is generally more complicated than the following categories suggest, assessment is often divided for the sake of convenience using mainly the following distinctions (Callan & Clayton 2010; Churches 2014; Education Victoria 2014; Freeman & Lewis 2002; Jackson 2010; Hogan 2007; JISC 2007; JISC 2009; uiowa 2014; Valencia 2014):

DIAGNOSTIC, FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE: In an educational setting, diagnostic assessment is a type of assessment which examines what a student knows and can do prior to a learning program being implemented. Formative assessment might be a teacher or peer, providing feedback on a student 's work and would not necessarily be used for grading purposes. Summative assessment is generally carried out at the end of a course or project and evaluative.

OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE: Assessment (either formative or summative) is often categorized as either objective or subjective. Objective assessment is a form of questioning which has a single correct answer. Subjective assessment is a form of…
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