Mangalam Methedology

Two types of Assesement is done in CBSE Standards.

  • 1.Formative Assement
  • 2.Summative Assesement

Assessment is a form of communication and should be seen as an integral part of learning and teaching. Assessment can be diagnostic, formative and summative. Assessment for learning can be recognised as central to classroom practice. Teachers need to be sensitive and empathetic as all assessments have an emotional impact and can contribute to learner motivation.

Formative Assessment helps in creating reflective learners and reflective teachers. The judgements that teachers make need to be based on effective criteria or standards, through information collected in a variety of ways. The overall goal of assessment is to improve student learning. Assessment provides students, parents and teachers with valid information concerning student progress.

Assessment requires the gathering of evidence of student performance over a period of time to measure learning and understanding. Evidence of learning could take the form of dialogue, journals, written work, portfolios and tests along with many other learning tasks

We use the general term assessment to refer to all those activities undertaken by teachers and by their students in assessing themselves that provide information to be used as feedback to modify teaching and learning activities. Such assessment becomes formative assessment when the evidence is actually used to adapt the teaching to meet student needs. Formative as well as Summative Assessment needs to be valid in that it tests a relevant skill or ability and reliable so that the same result is achieved if the assessment is repeated