Formative Assessment crucial to student learning assessment

Formative assessment plays a crucial role in student learning assessment as learning requires continuous and ongoing assessment of student learning and feedback to students.

‘What is required and what is the usual practice in giving feedback about student learning to students and guardians in the school system? What should be encouraged and required from teachers in terms of feedback to students and guardians about students learning?’ – are the questions that were addressed at the capacity development workshop, organized by NEQMAP, with an effort to guide participating countries incorporate formative learning into education system through policy change.

The workshop titled ‘School-based, classroom, teacher and formative assessments: Assessment for learning’ was held from June 24th to 27th 2019, in Bandung, Indonesia, hosted by the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in partnership with NEQMAP.

The workshop was aimed at policy makers, ministry and school administrators, teacher of teachers and researchers, focusing on conceptual and policy oriented aspects of school based, classroom, teacher and formative assessments. IID representative, Aurin Huq (Policy Analyst), attended the workshop as a non-governmental organizations/Civil Society organizations engaged in learning assessment.

Through presentation, hands-on activities and group discussions, IID developed and consolidated the knowledge of concepts related to school-based, classroom, teacher and formative assessments; strategies to integrate formative learning into curriculum and pedagogy; policy implementations for curriculum, pedagogy and assessments.

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