Developing Effective Continuous Assessment Processes / Programs

Educational research increasingly points to an effective continuous assessment program as key to bringing about improvement in instructional practices and student achievement. An effective program places emphasis on the use of assessment as a tool to refine teaching practices, curriculum development and implementation as opposed to a process to sort students from lowest to highest and to provide a letter grade. Assistance in developing both formative and summative assessments is an important component of this training/assistance.