Thursday, December 4, 2014

Language Assessment: Topic 9: Reporting of Assessment Data
















13 comments :

  1. Thank you to Madam Yee Bee Choo for sharing the ppt slides.

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  2. Dear teachers,
    Briefly describe any one of the reporting method taken in reporting your pupils' test results. Justify it.

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    1. As grades are indicators of pupils’ performances, teachers need to decide whether a pupil deserves a high grade; perhaps an A on the basis of some forms of assessment or a B instead. Reporting method that I used is basically not based on my choice of making decision but I followed the method that is for certain approved by my school’s administer or the depends on the requirement of some other parties. An outcomes method is the most popular used method reporting the finding of an assessment. This method provides information about pupils’ achievements to enable reporting against a standard framework. What I like about this method is that it acknowledge pupils, regardless of their class or grade plus can be working towards syllabus outcomes anywhere along the process of teaching and learning. The meeting with the parents is normally done in a day programme. Teacher explains on pupils’ achievements and also give some motivation.

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  3. Parent teacher conferences are used to report pupils test result. This conference is useful for two way flow of information. Whereby we as teachers, can inform the parents about the pupils progress in school and also in each subject, besides getting information about how the pupils study at home. Other than that, this conference method also helps teachers in getting more information and cooperation from the parents.

    To report the test result in parent teacher conference, usually teachers have reports of each subject’s marks that the pupils received for current test and also if there is a previous test in the same year, they would choose to compare the marks with the previous test to show clear progress of the pupils. This way also teacher and parents are able to understand how much the pupils have understood certain topics taught in the particular month.

    There are some limitations in this way of reporting because it consumes times to talk with each parent. It takes up half a day to conduct such parent-teacher conference. There are some parents who wouldn’t come for such conference, and thus teachers face problem to report the pupil’s progress.

    Ganesan Veerappan
    PPG Tesl
    Sem 6

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  4. The conference is done once a year after the mid-semester exam. In this conference, the parents will meet the teacher face to face. The teacher will provide the mid-semester test result and explained the pupil’s semester performance. The parents can asks any questions to the teacher about their child performance or meet the teacher teaching the subject directly.

    By doing this way, parents will have clear ideas about their child performance, strengths and weaknesses. This will create satisfactory among the parents and improve the relations between the parents and teachers.

    Mohd Nizam Mohamed
    PPG TESL SEM6 2015

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  5. For my school we are doing twice a year. It is called Open Day, where by, parents will have to come to school and meet the class teacher and discuss about his or her chlid’s studies. Here the class teacher plays an important role, where he or she had to prepare the result for his or her pupils. Teacher also will sometimes present the overall result to parents so that they are more clear and understand. Sample papers will be included in the file for parents to get more understanding and also the scoring sheets.

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  6. The confrence for Year 6 is almost after every assessment.But for Year 1 to 5 we are doing that once a year after mid term examination.In this confrence usually we talked about their children performance in the examination,their children behaviour and discuss about their strength and weaknessess in every main subject.

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  7. The Education Ministry has introduced Sistem Analisis Peperiksaan Sekolah or SAPS, the simple way to views their childrens test result by own. Working parents mean it is not easy to keep tabs on their children's progress in school or communicate with their teachers. To address that, government found this method on reporting pupils result easily. The other benefits are that this will encourage schools to embrace information communication technology culture and the ministry can measure the students’ academic performance. Teachers are required to enter the students’ examination and key results into the database, which parents can access by keying in their children's MyKad or MyKid number. An examination slip with test results will then be generated which parents then have the option of viewing or printing. The SAPS initiative is seen as a functional element which assists in providing real-time school level performance data.

    Uma Mageswari D/O Balakrishnan
    PPG TESL
    Sem 6
    2015

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  8. Usually in my school, it will be done trice a year. That is beginning and middle of the year plus with the parents meeting association meeting. Here the as a teacher will prepare the report and evidence that shows the pupils’ achievement through-out the year.

    During the KSSR teacher have to prepare all of the evidence in a file. So that parents examine the children achievement. By using this kind of reporting, parents absolutely will keep on track of their children education and also can help the teacher to ensure the pupils will try to improve themselves at home.

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  9. Individual parent/teacher conference
    My school has mid-term and end-term examination and reporting method in a year for Year 4 to Year 6. Provide a good opportunity for teachers to explain assessment results to parents.
    For Year 1 to Year 3 teacher has conference with parent to explain what, how they can help pupils prepared before and after the Saringan Linus. Teacher can also explain initiatives that have been undertaken to improve students learning.

    Maria binti Zainal
    PPG Tesl
    Semester 6

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  10. In my school, they usually do this conference twice a year and it's called "Hari Terbuka". The meeting was held basically in order to meet the teacher face to face and discuss about their children needs and how to overcome their weaknesses. The Sistem Analisis Peperiksaan Sekolah or SAPS, the simple and the best way to views their children’s test result so far. It is also has a link for parents to check on their children’s result without having to come to school to meet the teacher. With this systems applied, the Parents Teacher Association (PIBG) insist that we have to maintain the conference in order to have a good relationship between school, teachers and parents for the best future of theirs and our children. Normally the teacher will do some PowerPoint presentation to show overall result especially for the UPSR pupils so that the parents know the children’s grade.

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  11. ISSUE: The ultimate success of the school improvement process is measured by advances in student knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes. Progress in these areas often is gauged by student assessment programs managed by state agencies or school districts. After the schools receive the assessment results, educators need to carry out specific activities in order to use the information effectively. (See the critical issue "Using Assessment in School Improvement Planning.") One important task is reporting the assessment results to interested individuals and groups so that their needs for information are met and they have a clear understanding of the assessment. When properly presented, assessment reports can help build support for schools and for initiatives that educators wish to carry out. But if assessment results are poorly reported, they can be disregarded or interpreted incorrectly, adversely affecting students, educators, and others in the school community.
    OVERVIEW: Students, parents, and community members often misinterpret assessment data because they do not view the information in the proper context. They may fail to consider the many variables involved in the education process, such as students' diverse backgrounds and motivation levels. All children do not come to school equally prepared to learn. In addition, low-performing children are more likely to move frequently, so schools may have little opportunity to intervene with these students before assessment takes place.
    Too often, assessment contributes to a competitive atmosphere among schools, districts, and states. When assessment data for a school shows a low rating, the public has a tendency to blame the school environment.

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