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
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In this case grades may not be the most effective way to offer assessment or feedback to the students; unfortunately most language teachers have been limited to grades. This is because it is easy to grade and efficient in large classrooms. In this paper some of the best forms of feedback to the students will be explored rather than grades which have been used in Kenya for a very long time. Despite the fact that we teach on a daily basis, we cannot predict what our students learn with any certainty. It does not matter how carefully the designing and implementation of our instruction is; it is only through assessment that we can discover whether the instructional activities in which we engage our students result in the intended learning. Assessment is viewed as the bridge between teaching and learning language (William, 2013).
Teachers have dedicated much of their time and effort in production of assessment feedback but they have not taken any of their time to look at its effectiveness. The paper will address the effectiveness of assessment which is now considered an important tool in the language learning. The language teachers in Kenya are facing some challenges when it comes to assessing and giving feed back to their students. Some of the challenges being faced are teacher student ratio, lack of sufficient funds to support the education sector and
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