Reassessment and its Purpose
How often students should be reassessed and the purposes of reassessment
Reassessment is assessing a student more that once and several reassessment procedures require application and payment of reassessment fee. Reassessment should be done as often as possible for instance at the end of each coursework. The various ways of reassessing students are giving them re-sit examinations, giving them remedial work or coursework and allowing students to re-submit their projects. Both postgraduate and undergraduate students are reassessed.
The purpose of reassessing students is to help teachers and instructors know whether students have understood what they are learning. It also helps them know the areas or topics that students have not understood. Research has also shown that teachers who reassess their students enable them to achieve their goals at a faster rate with ease.
Definition and discussion of various terms
Authentic assessment is defined as a type of assessment whereby students are required to show or demonstrate certain skills and competencies. In most cases, they are supposed to apply the skills learnt classroom in real life world.
Performance assessment is a form of direct assessment whereby a student’s performance is rated using a given performance criteria. It is common for teachers or instructors to ask students to perform a difficult task or create something.
Classroom assessment employs observation and note-taking whereby teachers assess students by observing them and telling when they are frustrated, bored, excited, frustrated, motivated and many other feelings.
Portfolio assessment is the use of portfolios to show student’s performance and for appraising a student over a given time period. Integrated assessment involves initiation of projects and programs whose role is to integrate various academic disciplines.
The assessment technique that has been most valuable in my teaching experience is performance assessment since it has enabled me to rate students according to their performance and help them accordingly.