Continuous Assessment for Teaching and Learning
Assessment is part of student learning. Teachers have always made judgments about the progress of their students as part of their regular work. The problem arises, however, when single assessment measures are used inappropriately for making high stakes, summative decisions, rather than using the information as an integral part of the teaching and learning process. In high performing schools, student assessment and evaluation of academic programs are carried out by the staff routinely using multiple measures and on a continuing basis through a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle for the purpose of gathering detailed feedback and adjusting and refining teaching and learning practices.