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Types of Assessment and the use of Technology

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Compare formative assessment with summative assessment. What is the difference between them? List at least four ways that technology can assist you in accomplishing both types of assessment, and state your rationale.

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Educational assessments

1. WHAT ARE ASSESSMENTS?

An assessment is how information is collected about what people can do and what they may need help with. There are many kinds of assessment, depending on the purposes for which they are conducted. For teachers, or in school, we term it Educational Assessment.
'Educational assessment is the process of documenting, usually in measurable terms, knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs. ...'(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assessments).

2. WHAT ARE THE PURPOSES OF ASSESSMENTS?

Assessments in education are needed to achieve educational goals. They serve as control mechanisms by which a teacher or the school, is guided towards the attainment of the pre-set goals because assessment results shall be used as bases for evaluation in determining how far the teacher is from reaching that goal. Assessments set the focus in Education

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Solution Summary

This solution provides a brief definition of educational assessment, a comparison of summative and formative assessment and the appropriate use of technology for educational assessment.

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