The Role of Assessments in Improving Academic Performance of the Child
TCS iON Digital Learning Hub | June 12,2019

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A Tool to Sharpen Conceptual Understanding

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In 2018, 28 lakh students appeared for the CBSE Class 10 and 12 examinations. While over 36.6 million students applied for higher education throughout the country. And the numbers will grow with competition intensifying as well. There is a constant pressure of securing the higher scores to make sure that the candidate is not lost in the crowd. As a result, rote learning steals the limelight while understanding gaps and strengths in conceptual understanding takes a back seat.

However, with the complexities in the problems of th e real world on the rise, the rote learning approach is in dire need of change. It is critical for students’ to discover their interests and work on improving their areas of concern early in middle and high school. It is imperative that students need not just focus on preparing for the end of the year exam. To equip themselves for the challenges of tomorrow, these students require a thorough understanding of each of the grade level topics while developing a strong base for academic learning before moving onto the next grade level. Structured assessments become a necessity to help students to strengthen their academic base and prevent them from feeling lost as they move from one grade to another.

Online Tests for the Guided Start

Online access to grade level topic tests for subjects can help middle school students to measure their applied knowledge instead of focusing on the traditional method of memorisation. These tests are self-proctored and available anytime on any device, thus providing students with the opportunity of taking the tests from the comfort of their home. They are affordable and allow cost-effective assessment of knowledge of individual topics at the subject level. These timed tests help develop confidence as well as create room for efficient time management. They enhance the child’s mental ability and give an accurate assessment of the understanding of concepts.

Assessments Improve Student Outcomes

Online assessments will help develop a structured learning plan by recognizing the child’s understanding through a base-line test taken at the beginning of the academic year. The base-line test assesses the child’s understanding of the topics of the previous grade level. The student is later assessed on the new objectives taught at the end of each topic and presented with personalized learning analytics report which is certified by educational experts. This individual topic report can be viewed online as well as downloaded. The unique learning analytics report forms an integral part of the teacher’s enablement tool as well as that of the parents as it offers insights into the student’s achievement level at topic level of a subject. Based on the individual strengths and weaknesses, the focus can then be shifted to those areas which need additional time for mastery. Once the grade level topics are covered, an end-line test can be taken again to assess the child’s learning trajectory and to ensure that he/she is prepared to progress on to the next level. It thus provides an early analysis of the child’s capabilities and assists in improving the essential learner outcomes.

The world today poses infinite challenges and requires all students to be aware of their strengths and areas of improvement every step of the way. Thorough conceptual understanding of subject matter is thus imperative to strengthen the foundation of knowledge and learning. Thus, online assessments are critical for creating accurate impressions of concepts and for presenting students with the opportunity to master essential skills.

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TCS iON Digital Learning Hub is a complete learning solution for a varied segment of learners. Learn and upskill your knowledge from the wide range of Courses offered. Prepare, test and analyse your knowledge through the Assessments. Share your ideas and learn from others by being a part of the Communities