chapter  6
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Assessment and recording achievement

An important and integral aspect of your work in teaching will be the assessment of your students. This is not only a mandatory requirement of examining and validating bodies, for whose qualifications you are preparing students, but you will want to do it in order to maintain a record of students’ progress and to assist them in planning their own learning. Brown (1994) suggests that:

Assessment, therefore, now has several functions including the diagnosis of causes of young people’s success or failure, the motivation of them to learn, the provision of valid and meaningful accounts of what has been achieved and the evaluation of courses and teaching.