The act of monitoring the progress of students in class could help teachers develop students for better learning.
To achieve this, tutors could employ a variety of tools and methods to access how well a student learning ability develops, retains skills and concepts previously learned.
With the help of effective evaluation techniques, tutors can also ascertain how well their students respond to current teaching and what changes can be made in the way things are taught to improve learning of pupils.
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Below are some techniques that could be employed to evaluate the educational progress of students:
1. Observation and Interaction
Tutors can measure the educational progress of students by interacting with them. Through interaction, a tutor can find out valuable suggestions for adapting instruction to meet the student’s needs.
Through this method, the teacher can communicate to the student clear targets for progress and enable the student to map a path to success.
This avenue affords tutors the opportunity to get positive feedback from the student and give valuable encouragement and motivation which could change the student’s self-perception from a negative outlook to a positive one.
2. Curriculum-Based Monitoring
This process employs standardized tests that include material presented over the course of the entire year as a way to effectively and accurately monitor student progress and teaching methods.
All of the concepts for the year appear on each test, although the questions appear in different forms so students don’t learn the test.
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The teacher uses regular tests to measure student progress. If the grades of the student during the period improves, the teacher knows the teaching methods are effective and the student is learning.
But if the grades drop, the teacher knows the teaching methods are not effective and he/she needs to present materials and concepts in different ways so that student can learn and retain the material.
3. Frequent Evaluations
A teacher could make use of frequent evaluations to track student progress and ascertain how students view themselves as learners.
Frequent evaluation through classroom response, written work, testing and student-teacher interaction can pinpoint areas where a student needs help or a different type of instruction to achieve successful learning.
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