Feasibility Study for Empowering the System of Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education to Enhance Achievement

Feasibility Study for Empowering the System of Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education to Enhance Achievement

ABSTRACT: The method of assessment is the most important part of the education process to help learners progress from one-step to another. Assessment is about measuring student learning; it is about diagnosing misunderstandings in order to help students to learn more effectively [29].
Assessment and feedback are considered the key principles of the learners` lives; they reflect the integrity of the learning and teaching. The learners become more self-reflective when a process of assessment and feedback supports their achievement. Assessment and feedback are intended not just to test the learners` knowledge, but also to help them develop their knowledge, skills and confidence. Assessment can be in the form of written or oral responses, interviews, quizzes, tests, workbooks etc. Scouller found that learners were likely to employ surface strategies in a multiple-choice (MC) format [31]. This study aims to consider the impact of learners and Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) on assessment methods and practice. The study also shows how these methods can be affected by the feedback practices. The paper admits that contemporary experiences of assessment and feedback have shown great achievements in the area of teaching and learning. Engaging assessments emotionally and/or cognitively encourages students to spend time on the assessment task. The paper emphasises that the feedback should hold these attributes: Timely,
Personal and individual, Articulable and Developmental, Manageable and Empowering.
KEYWORDS: Assessment, Feedback, Exam, Education

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