The School And Educational Schools

1937 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 8 Pages
'Nothing we do to, or for our students is more important than our assessment of their work and the feedback we give them on it. The results of our assessment influence students for the rest of their lives '( Race, Brown, & Smith 2015). Assessment goes hand in hand with feedback and both are very important to the lives of the students. Most of the schools and educational institutions in Kenya give assessment because of quality assurance and completely forget its purpose which is to support student’s learning.
An assessment that has been well designed can measure more subjective goals rather than the normal purpose of testing for students’s progress. Assessment should be aimed to support active learning which makes it an intergral part of our students’ learning. Most learning institutions in Kenya offer inadequate assessment apart from giving grades. This has affected language teaching to a great extent because lack of feedback in language learning always cripples our students in a lot of areas in their education. Language is important because students have to express themselves using a English in most of the courses that they take in school. If English teachers do not do a great job the system might not be very strong.
The main aim of this paper is to address the importance of classroom assessment in second language teaching and the benefits to the students. This paper will critically examine why assessment is the major concern in the second language teaching and how…
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