Essay about School Based Assessment for Learning

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School Based Assessment for Learning: A report: Assuring Fairness in the assessment component of school based assessment practice in Brunei

Abstract
This article describes a research project study in depth carried out with 3 self-selected ‘educators’ teaching English language subject in one of the secondary school in Brunei. All are supporting standardized task provided requires flexibility to cater the students’ need individually. The paper explores the educators' conceptions of and approaches to school based assessment in relation to their teaching. It sets the discussion in the context of ‘assessment for learning’ and the literature on students’ learning in general and raising students’ achievement in particular. Drawing out a
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In literature part, I intended to review the significant of school-based assessment towards students’ learning.
Prior to gathering the literature, I produced a list of necessary references and resources to cite from. These resources include library books, internet, journal articles, magazines and electronic books. The first step was a big step because it was not easy to locate the literature. In researching the literature, attention was drawn to the keywords: assessment task, assessment for learning, and standardised assessment.

3.2 Assessment tasks
Assessment and schooling go hand in hand. The assessment of learners and learning is a regular practice in education and are used to determine how far learners have learnt or mastered an educational task or knowledge or how well an educational process has addressed its set objectives. Anikweze (2005: 2) precisely refers to Assessment as “the process of investigating the status or standard of learners’ attainment, with reference to expected outcomes that must have been specified as objectives” when it concerns learners’ output.

Njabili, Abedi, Magesse and Kalole (2005:2) add that “The fundamental role of Assessment is to provide authentic and meaningful feedback for improving student learning, instructional practice and educational options” which means that Assessment is not and so should not be seen as an end it

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