Different Forms of Assessment in Classroom

Continuous assessment refers to the activities required by students during the conduct of a course. It takes place within the normal teaching period and contributes to the final assessment.

Formative assessment refers to observations which allow one to determine the degree to which students know or are able to perform a given task. It involves all those activities (assigned by teachers and performed by students) which provide information used as feedback so that teaching may meet students’ needs. It can also include teacher assessment, feedback and feed-forward. Continue reading

Types of Tests in ELT

Types of Tests in ELT

Achievement testing. It is used to determine whether or not students have mastered the course content and how they should proceed. The content of achievement tests, which are commonly given at the end of the course, is generally based on the course syllabus or the course textbook.

Proficiency testing. It is used to measure learners’ general linguistic knowledge, abilities or skills without reference to any specific course.

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Types of Testing in ELT

Types of Testing in ELT

Achievement testing. It is used to determine whether or not students have mastered the course content and how they should proceed. The content of achievement tests, which are commonly given at the end of the course, is generally based on the course syllabus or the course textbook.

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Types of Validity

Types of validity

Content validity. A test is said to have content validity if the items or tasks of which it is made up constitute a representative sample of items or tasks for the area of knowledge or ability to be tested (often related to a syllabus or a course).

Construct validity. A test is said to have construct validity if the scores that a candidate gets on this relate in the same way to another test or form of assessment for the same aspect of knowledge.

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What is Measurement?

Measurement:  Measurement is the process of determining the amount or length of something when compared with a fixed unit (e.g. using a ruler to measure length). In language teaching measurement constitutes the quantification of language proficiency. Aspects of language knowledge, specific abilities and skills are measurable when there are transparent criteria and precise analysis of data.

A Composition on The Bangabandhu Satellite

The Bangabandhu Satellite

The Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is the greatest achievement of Bangladesh Government and it is the first Bangladeshi geostationary communications and Broadcasting Satellite in her history.

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What is Knowledge

What is Knowledge?

According to the definition of Wikipedia, Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving or learning. Similarly, knowledge indicates the facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.    We have found that Chinese philosophy has emphasized the complementary nature of the intuitive and the rational and has represented them by the archetypal pair yin and yang. Similarly, debates about the meaning of knowledge have continued for thousands of years, and seem likely to continue for some time to come.

Purposes of Education

 Purposes of Education:

As education is a long process and so its purposes are so many that we cannot explain it in a single idea. However, I feel the following basic aims would be at its core:  Continue reading

Nature of Learning

       Nature of Learning

Generally, Learning is the process by which an individual acquires knowledge, attitudes and skills that are necessary to meet the demands of life. While touching a burning candle, a child gets burnt and he withdraws the fingers. When he faces a similar situation again he withdraws his fingers faster. Gradually he learns to avoid not only the burning candle but also other burning things. The behavior of an individual is thus changed through experiences. This change in behavior brought about by experiences is commonly known as learning. Thus, Learning means change in behavior or behavior potential that occurs as a result of experience. Normally, a child normally learns from his parents, teachers and the environment.

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Teaching as a Profession

Teaching as a Profession

Actually teaching is more than a profession because it’s always a challenging and is the specialized application of knowledge, skills and attributes designed to provide unique service to meet the educational needs of the individual and of society. The choice of learning activities whereby the goals of education are realized in the school is the responsibility of the teaching profession. In this profession as a professional, I have to maintain many duties and responsibilities. I am always sincere about dress code, manner, behavior and subject knowledge. Similarly, I have to be updated in all the times because students like to get update information. I always enjoy teaching very much because it is the only profession where a person can directly involve himself with education and he can gather newly information and thus he can keep him updated. It is also a very tough profession because a teacher has to manage all the students and fulfill their knowledge of thirst and interests. In the same way, the teacher has to be so much patience. It is also a boring work to check the exam scripts. But it is a matter of great regret that in our society a teacher is always ill-paid. That’s why meritorious students never want to take teaching as a profession.