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Teach and assess for conceptual understanding

To teach for conceptual understanding requires assessing for conceptual understanding. The principles that guide teaching for understanding must be the same principles that should guide assessment. What are some of these? Open-ended, problem solving tasks To teach for conceptual understanding, it is not enough that students engage in problem solving task. The tasks should be… Read More »

Assessment for learning – its genealogy

IN the beginning there was only diagnostic and summative assessment. Diagnostic assessment was supposed to share power with summative assessment in the classroom but never really attained equality with it not because teachers did not want to give diagnostic assessment but because stakeholders (parents and state) are more interested with statistics and well-defined label of students’ level of… Read More »

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