Categories
Educational measurement, testing and evaluation

Purpose of measurement and Evaluation

  • The primary purpose of assessment is to improve student learning.
  • To identify areas of weakness in learning..
  • Helps build a shared understanding of the progress made by pupils in order to provide pointers for further development
  • Provide feedback to students, staff and parents/guardians on pupils progress and achievements.
  • Timely feedback improves motivation and achievement for the learner.
  • To grade students for purposes of promotion to next level.
  • Acts as a quality assurance mechanism both for internal and external systems i.e. tells whether objectives are been achieved.
  • To appraise the effectiveness of a teaching method or methods.
  • To measure specific abilities e.g. IQ, vocabulary, creativity etc.
  • To provide information for effective educational and vocational Counselling.