CCE #7: Article | How to Make an Assessment Plan
In this last article of the CCE series, we look at the process of planning assessments. The Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation system emphasis on conducting assessments for evaluating learning. Thus, every assessment conducted in class needs to be planned in detail and well in advance.
An assessment can provide effective data/results only if it clearly identifies the knowledge and skills students should demonstrate as a result of their learning. By creating a plan for assessment, teachers will be able to identify the short-term and long-term goals for an academic term, and devise appropriate assessment strategies for each of the goals.
The assessment strategies built into an assessment plan are often driven by the student profile in class. If most students in class need high level of support, then the teacher would need to create a plan that includes a high frequency of formative assessment at the beginning of the year. Thus, while creating an assessment may be a one-time task, it should be customized to meet the needs of each class.
Creating a plan also helps teachers identify and organize resources required for the different assessment tasks. It is a good idea to discuss your assessment plan with a peer or supervisor, as it helps get a different perspective on things and also confirms if your plan is on the right track.
We’ve put together a list of resources and templates to help you create an effective assessment plan for your academic term.
- Enhancing Student Learning through Assessment [PDF] – This guide describes the entire assessment process in detail. It also includes a sample assessment criteria and an assessment checklist.
- PLANNING, ASSESSMENT and EVALUATION [PDF] – In addition to describing the assessment process, this guide poses questions that teachers should consider when planning assessment and incudes a rubric template.
- Assessment Plan [PDF] – This resource is a step-by-step guide on how to create an assessment plan using the given template format.
- Assessment Considerations [PDF] – This resource provides information on different aspects of assessments.
With this article, we complete our thoughts on the CCE system and how it serves as a means to better the learning and teaching outcomes in classrooms. We hope that you found these article useful.
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