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How formative assessments affect learning

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 21 October 2022, 10:45 SAST
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Formative assessment is a flexible and informal way of assessing a pupil’s progress and understanding of a certain subject matter. It may be recorded in a variety of ways, or may not be recorded at all, except perhaps in lesson planning to address the next steps.

A formative assessment helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work. It also helps educators and governors recognise where students are struggling and address problems immediately.

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Better studying methods for your students

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 19 October 2022, 10:00 SAST
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In order for information to move from short-term to long-term memory, one needs to actively attend to this information. Refocus students' attention on the materials that they should be studying. It will help to study in a place free from distractions (people, TV, radio, music, and other diversions).

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Types of assessments of learning

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 13 September 2022, 09:50 SAST
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We are all aware that there are different types of assessments, as mentioned last week in the assessment resource we shared that outlined the differences between assessments of learning and for learning. These assessments can be further broken down, below are the identified types of assessment of learning:

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Why are assessments necessary?

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 05 September 2022, 10:55 SAST
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Assessments are a crucial part of today’s educational system. Assessments serve as an individual evaluation system and as a way to compare performance across a spectrum and populations. However, with so many different types of assessments for many different organisations available (and often required) these days, it can sometimes be hard to keep the real purpose of assessing in sight.

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