Continuous student assessment is what is otherwise known as formative student assessment as it traces the formative development of the student throughout the period of a course. This kind of assessment aims to evaluate the progress of the student in a regular basis thereby giving the student ample scope for improvement throughout the period of the course.
Sample Continuous Student Assessment
Continuous student assessment supervised by: J. S. Long, Course Coordinator.
Date of submission of assessment report: June 14, 2012.
Name of the student: Alexis Curtis
Course in question: Poetry in translation.
Course description: The course attempts to look into the English translations of poems in various languages and study the politics of translation. It intends to probe into the problems of translation, identify the changes undergone and seeks to trace what gets lost in translation.
Course timeline: January 14, 2012 – June 14, 2012.
- Weekly tests: These tests are held every week to keep a track of the student’s progress and investigate student reception of the topics taught in the course. The tests are generally of 10 marks and the questions are set in a way that it allows the teacher to understand whether the student has been able to grasp the topics taught in the course.
- Group Presentations, seminars, classroom debates and workshops: Group presentations, seminars, classroom debates and workshops are conducted in a monthly basis to evaluate the conceptual soundness of the student and thereby, assess the student’s ability to apply his theoretical knowledge in practice.
- Term papers and assignments: The students are asked to submit two term papers and three class assignments during the course on topics of their own choice to assess the development of their argumentative and analytical skills and gauge their perception of the topics taught.
The assessment shows that the student has scored 75% marks in the weekly tests, 65% marks in the group presentations, seminars, classroom debates and workshops section and 70% marks in her term papers and class assignments.