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Informal/Formal/Portfolio Assessments

Compare and contrast informal and formal assessment. Be certain to discuss the goals, strengths, and weaknesses of each kind of assessment. Wherever possible give examples. Discuss portfolio assessment. In your essay address the uses of portfolios as well as the advantages and disadvantages of portfolios.

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Compare and contrast informal and formal assessment. Be certain to discuss the goals, strengths, and weaknesses of each kind of assessment. Wherever possible give examples. Discuss portfolio assessment. In your essay address the uses of portfolios as well as the advantages and disadvantages of portfolios.

There are two types of assessment conducted in educational settings to evaluate how well students have met stated objectives. The most commonly discussed is formal assessment. This refers to evaluations like homework, classwork, quizzes, and tests. These are considered formal assessments because they are graded in a formal way to demonstrate a level of mastery. For instance, tests are often graded on a 100 point scale. In many school systems, if ...

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