Purposes of assessment

  1. According to the video clip, Assessment Of Learning is the assessment is more likely to cause panic and anxiety in your learners.

  2. Strength:
    provide feedback about what the students know and what they may need to learn in order to obtain the content within a given curriculum.

students will start comparing themselve with others students, eg:
self criticism and low self esteem.

To avoid bad feelings about assessment from developing in your learners, there are several strategies we can implements.

  1. Clear and Transparent Communication: Ensure that learners understand the purpose and intend outcomes of the assessment. Clearly communicate assessment criteria, expectation and the format of the assessment to help them prepare effectively.

  2. Provide Timely Feedback: Offering prompt and constructive feedback after assessment helps learner understand their performance, identify areas for improvement, and feel supported in their learning journey. This can boost their confidence and motivation.

  3. Foster a Growth Mindset: Encourage learners to see assessment as opportunities for growth rather than mere evaluation of their abilities. Emphasize that mistake and setback are part of the learners process and that assessment provide valuable insight for improvements.

  4. Diverse Assessment Methods: Incorporates a variety of assessment method to accommodates different styles and abilities. This can help learners feel that assessment are fair and recognize their unique strength and talents.

  5. Use Formative Assessment : Integrate formative assessment throughout the learning process to provide ongoing feedback and monitor students progress. This approach allows learners to track their growth, identify areas of weakness and make necessary adjustment before summative assessment.

  6. Encourage peer-to peer collaboration: Promote collaborative learning and peer feedback opportunities, both within and outside of formal assessment. Encourage learners to support each other can create a positive learning environment and reduce anxiety related to assessments.

  7. Celebrate Achievement: Acknowledge and celebrate learners accomplishment, regardless of their performance in assessment. This helps build self-esteem, motivation and a sense of accomplishment ,fostering a positive attitude towards assessment.

We should remember that creating a supportive learning environment where learners feel values encouraged and confident can significantly minimize negative associated with assessments.


  1. After watching the video, i saw that assessment of learning causes a lot of drawbacks for students as students are accountable to progress in learning.
  2. We are following the new curriculum that is currently running for all Primary schools where assessment for learning is practiced. However, there are strength and weakness on how I assess lessons.
    Strengths: 1. Knowledge and understanding of a child is known immediately. 3. More than one strategy can be used to see which strategy works best. 3. Progress is monitored.
    Weakness: 1. Assessment not taken seriously as there will be multiples during a learning period. 2. Assessment is time-consuming and requires more resources to be used or prepared. 3. Lack of knowledge by the teacher to carry out the assessment.
  3. To minimise bad feelings from developing in learners:
  4. Provide immediate feedback after an assessment.
  5. Feedback given back to learners must be constructive for improvement.
  6. Motivate students when improvement in learning is noted.

According to the video clip, assessment of learning is more likely to cause panic and anxiety in my learners.

IN my current scenario, I make use of Authentic Assessment Methods. Authentic assessment involves evaluating students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in real-world contexts that mirror tasks and challenges they might encounter outside the classroom. It focuses on assessing practical application and performance rather than solely testing memorization or recall of information. Here are its strengths and weaknesses:

Strengths of Authentic Assessment:

  1. Real-World Relevance: Authentic assessments simulate real-life situations, enabling students to apply their learning in practical, meaningful ways.
  2. Holistic Evaluation: They assess a range of skills, including critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication, and collaboration.
  3. Engagement and Motivation: Tasks that reflect real-life scenarios can motivate students by demonstrating the practical relevance of their learning.
  4. Deeper Learning: Encourages deeper understanding and retention of knowledge as students engage in tasks that require analysis, synthesis, and application of concepts.
  5. Individualized Evaluation: Allows for personalized assessment, enabling students to showcase their strengths and apply knowledge in their unique way.

Weaknesses of Authentic Assessment:

  1. Subjectivity: Assessment criteria might be more subjective compared to standardized tests, leading to potential variability in grading.
  2. Time-Consuming: Designing and evaluating authentic assessments can be time-intensive for educators due to the complexity of tasks and individualized evaluation.
  3. Resource Intensive: They may require specific resources, materials, or technology, making it challenging to implement in resource-constrained settings.
  4. Scalability: Authentic assessments might be difficult to scale for larger classes or standardized evaluation due to their individualized nature.
  5. Validity and Reliability: Ensuring consistency and reliability in scoring across different evaluators and tasks can be a challenge.

While authentic assessments offer valuable insights into students’ practical skills and abilities, they require careful planning, clear rubrics, and alignment with learning objectives to ensure effective implementation and reliable evaluation. Integrating a blend of authentic assessments with other assessment types can provide a more comprehensive understanding of students’ abilities and competencies.

  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.