Forms of assessment

  1. Assessment of Learning is more likely to induce panic and anxiety in learners as it involves high-stakes, final evaluations. These assessments can create stress due to the fear of failure and may not support genuine understanding.
  2. The main strength of my assessment approach is its balance between formative and summative assessments, providing ongoing feedback and measuring overall achievement. However, a weakness lies in the potential for overemphasis on grades, which may hinder a focus on true learning.
  3. To mitigate negative feelings about assessment, I would emphasize a growth mindset, stressing that assessment is a learning tool, not just a judgment. Encouraging self-assessment, peer feedback, and a supportive learning environment would help learners view assessment as an opportunity for growth rather than a source of anxiety.