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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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