Concerns in Evaluating Students' Performance
Assessing students’ performance objectively has been a matter of concern for teachers over the decades. Though students are quite aware of the examination system, they are not very much concerned for the knowledge and skills acquired by them. Teachers are also quite not sure of what to evaluate and how to do it effectively. With different discussion forums and debates going on, not much is being accomplished towards improving the existing evaluation system. The points raised by the different Education Commissions since forties seem to be pertinent even today. Concerns are also regarding the types of questions to be included in question papers, the difficulty in framing higher-order questions of objective type tests, availability of trained teachers in this regard, the need for continuous assessment, etc. All these points have been reflected in the paper along with some recommendations by the author. Serious concerted efforts need to be urgently taken to ensure a smooth system so that students are also not confused.
Keywords: Evaluation, Internal Assessment, Objective Type Tests, MCQs
Dr. Habiba Hussain
Lecturer, Education Department, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research