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continuous assessment

n
(Education) the assessment of a pupil's progress throughout a course of study rather than exclusively by examination at the end of it
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continuous assessment

The assessment of a student’s performance throughout the duration of a course rather than relying on an examination at the end of it.
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Currently, National 4 does not involve formal exams at the end of the course, relying instead on continuous assessment.
He added that "the Nasr Coalition agrees in principle on the need for a continuous assessment of the performance of the state and its institutions, and we are in the process of that and we will have a formal decision soon," noting that "the opposition of the government in the parliament will be positive, not negative."/ End
Internal assessment is form of the continuous assessment of the student which is the summative projection of performance of the student during various examinations held throughout the academic year which include the problem based learning sessions and modular examinations5.
Few months ago, I witnessed an occurrence in one of our frontline universities in Nigeria; a postgraduate student who had failed a course the previous session went to meet the lecturer in charge in order to sort out his continuous assessment after he had re-registered for the course.
Headteachers also say continuous assessment of individual pupils is still a nightmare and is encouraging rote assessment in cases of classes with large enrolments of between 60 and 100 pupils.Mr Gathemia told the committee that there is need to build capacity in teachers, improve teacher-pupil ratio and put up more classes in public schools.
The ministry would review the current continuous assessment and come up with the new system.
It is done also through the continuous assessment of the structure of the state institutions to ensure that they keep pace with the rapid developments taking place in the world nowadays".
The series of meetings aims to open channels of communication with parents and to periodically inform them of the progress in the performance of their children and answer their queries and to identify the strengths and aspects of improving the level through the continuous assessment of academic achievement and development.
Objective: To assess whether internal assessment as a part of continuous assessment links to the outcome of the final summative assessment.
In the current system, summative assessment comprises of 10% internal and 90% external assessment, which decides the pass/fail decision whereas formative assessment (continuous assessment) is completely at the discretion of the medical colleges.

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