The Importance Of Literature Assessment

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2. LITERATURE DISCUSSION

A good way to understand the importance of assessment is to think about learning outcomes. If students automatically learned what they were taught, we would never need to assess; we could instead just keep records of what we had taught. But every teacher knows, many students do not learn what they are taught. Willoughby (2010) argued that “No two students enter a classroom with identical abilities, experiences, and needs. Learning style, language proficiency, background knowledge, readiness to learn, and other factors can vary widely within a single class group”. It is impossible to predict with any certainty what students will learn as the result of a particular sequence of classroom activities. We have to assess
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In the past, the salient contributions of most researchers were on ‘Technology and e-assessment’, ‘Vision of e-assessment’ or ‘Role of e-assessment’ where research focused on the technological side, with more and more tools, functionalities and algorithms (Bennett, 2010; Bridgeman, 2009; Ridgway & McCusker, 2008). Marriott (2009) suggests that e-assessment offers opportunities for creating innovative assessment practices that help engage students and increase their motivation for learning. Also, a widely circulated report by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC 2007) emphasizes that “e-assessment in fact is much more than just an alternative way of doing what we already do… assessment is perhaps the best way of identifying the support needs of learners and can instil a desire to progress further if linked to appropriate resources, good quality, timely feedback, and to challenging but stimulating ways of demonstrating understanding and skills.” This is the fact that e-assessment has two main purposes within higher education: the first reason is to assist learning. When looking at this area we must always strive to make the assessment relevant to the overall goals of the unit and to make e-assessment part of the learning process. The second is to determine the effectiveness of the education system. The need …show more content…
Being able to ask the right questions at the right time, anticipate conceptual pitfalls, and have at the ready a repertoire of tasks that will help students take the next steps requires deep knowledge of subject matter (Shepard 2000). Native English speaker students means having lived in a truly English-speaking culture during one 's formative years, so that English has been absorbed effortlessly as by osmosis. When one is immersed within a culture of this sort, one is learning all the time about how to be a part of that culture on many levels. But NNES students who learned another language before they learned English or have learned English primarily by listening, have different learning outcome than NES

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