Assessment

These videos will help you learn how to assess the progress and performance of your students at Secondary level.

Reforms in assessments have been extensively deliberated in India. National policies and commissions before Independence, such as the Hartog Committee (1929) and Sargent Plan (1944) as well as those post-independence such as the Mudaliar Commission (1953), Kothari Commission (1964), National Policy on Education (NPE) 1968 and ‘86, Learning Without Burden (1993) and National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2000 and 2005 have recommended changes in the examination system.

One of the most challenging professional development tasks is helping teachers improve the questions they ask students.  Teachers are aware that some questions require students to think more meaningfully, yet research shows that these questions are rarely asked. 

Almost everyone is convinced that our education system does not inculcate values, it is accused of being all cognitive, as if the issue of values involves no cognition. And that is one of the problems in value education: if values are not a cognitive matter then a mystification begins in their definition, lists and ways of teaching. If we do want our education to help children become morally responsible, then we need a lot of thinking on what values are, how they can be chosen for ‘teaching’ and what methods might work.
 

Monitoring & giving feedback is an integral part of the art & craft of teaching. Here is a set of 4 videos produced by TESS India that addresses this function.

A teacher demonstrates the use of effective feedback techniques in a multigrade, multilingual context in a (lower primary language & literacy) class.

This article discusses why Continuing Professional Development for teachers is critical for the success of students and lists some ways teachers can explore CPD. 

By collating the evidence of each student’s learning in the form of a portfolio, teachers can get authentic representations of classroom performance over the assessment period.

Who says testing students needs to be dull and boring - for them and for you? In this presentation, Sriparna suggests ways to evaluate students' understanding and learning through application by using photos, maps etc.

Wondering how to plan a lesson for an effective interaction in class? This presentation shows you how...

Here's what one teacher did to make testing more effective...

Aryan Public School is in Seelampur and caters to a fairly diverse co-ed population of 650 students. The fees are Rs 400 per month. Too often, standard written assessments are only successful at drawing out knowledge from students at the higher-end of the ability spectrum - those students who comfortable with written communication. 

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