Category: Assessment & Evaluation

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MI Monday | Self Evaluation

Assessment, and specifically self-assessment and evaluation, allows us to tap into student differences in order to see how our teaching can respond to their needs. Several simple, transferable methods can be used at any point in a unit in order to promote reflection on learning and inform our instruction. Here (more…)

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MIMonday | Best Class of the Month

Welcome to MI Monday I Identifying students’ improvement areas, and providing them structured guidance can drastically accelerate their learning outcomes. However, it is often hard for teachers to keep track of individual children needs. Today’s micro-innovation suggests a way in which students progress can be tracked systematically to provide them personalised guidance (more…)

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Article | What Lies Beneath

Along comes a very heartwarming story about a classroom strategy employed by a teacher. The story is told by a mother and  is in context the most tragic event that occurred in a school, in 1999. It’s a worthwhile read and gives an insight into what teachers are really about (more…)

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MI Monday | Oral as well as Written Examination

Welcome to MI Monday I Week #16 Being aware of where your students are – both in terms of written as well as communication skills – is one of the important roles a teacher plays. Today’s micro-innovation shares an initiative by a teacher to consistently and effectively monitor and evaluate both the (more…)

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Article | Origin of the MCQ

The article starts with, “I don’t need to tell you, but the United States is one of the most tested countries in the world, and the weapon of choice is the multiple-choice test.”. To start with, if you are an Indian teacher or a parent would you disagree with the (more…)

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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 (more…)

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CCE #6: Article | Assessing Co-scholastic Skills

The CCE framework focuses on assessing student progress in scholastic and co-scholastic domains, thus making the assessment process comprehensive. Co-scholastic skills includes social skills, life skills, thinking skills, emotional skills and values. In this article, we look at some classroom assessment techniques (CATs) that teachers can implement in class to (more…)

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CCE #5: Article | Writing Effective Feedback

Do the phrases “Could do better”, “Need Improvement”, “Keep up the good work” look familiar. What do these statements mean? When students read the phrase “Could do better” on their assignment sheets, what does it tell them. They definitely know that their work needs improvement. But they have no idea (more…)

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CCE #3: Video | The Classroom Experiment by BBC

This third article in the CCE series is a video resource called “The Classroom Experiment” conducted by the BBC. This experiment was conducted by Professor Dylan Wiliam at Hertswood School located in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England. In the experiment, Proferssor Williams takes over class 8HJ for one term; he evaluates the current status of the (more…)