What is an assessment?
What's the definition of assessment in education? Assessment is the systematic process of documenting and using empirical data on the knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs. By taking the assessment, teachers try to improve student learning. This is a short definition of assessment. If you want to read more about assessment, click on this link.
What is evaluation?
What's the definition of evaluation in education? Evaluation focuses on grades and may reflect classroom components other than course content and mastery level. Evaluation is a final review on your instruction to gauge the quality. It’s product-oriented. This means that the main question is: “What’s been learned?”. Finally, evaluation is judgmental.
You’re gifted a flower.
Evaluation: “The flower is purple and is too short with not enough leaves.”
Evaluation is judgmental
Assessment: “I’ll give the flower some water to improve its growth.”
Assessment increases the quality
Relationship between Assessment and Evaluation
Besides the differences, there are also some similarities between assessment and evaluation. The both require criteria, use measures and are evidence-driven.
So, what’s the difference?
Is ongoing Provides closure
Improves quality Judges quality
Individualized Applied against standards
Not graded Graded
Provides feedback Shows shortfalls
Read more about assessment vs testing.
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Objectives of assessment and evaluation
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