Exploring effectiveness and rationale of different assessment types
This paper explores issues surrounding the effectiveness and rationale of use of summative and formative assessment. Summative assessment is effective for informing third parties of student achievement in comparable methods. However this creates high-stake pressures, which can have negative influences on student performance. Formative assessment is generally perceived as effective for developing students as lifelong learners, the variations in literary definitions and assessment design guidelines result in confusing implementation and effectiveness. To alleviate issues of effectiveness and comparability, an integration of summative and formative assessment may produce more idealistic assessment design parameters.
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