Definition of continuous assessment in English:

continuous assessment

noun

British
  • [mass noun] The evaluation of a pupil's progress throughout a course of study, as distinct from by examination.

    ‘continuous assessment is used to decide whether or not children have attained their reading targets’
    • ‘Preference is given to informal continuous assessment of language development rather than to formal achievement testing, which is deferred until the fourth year of secondary school.’
    • ‘One academic, with two grown sons, opines that continuous assessment has been a disaster for boys, who enjoyed the sudden-death challenge of exams.’
    • ‘It's a very good point, which is why more and more academic work is marked by continuous assessment.’
    • ‘He adds that continuous assessment, self-appraisal and teachers' evaluation forms the bedrock of the institution.’
    • ‘It has recommended fewer exams and more continuous assessment, and in some ways, we would welcome that.’
    • ‘He is throwing away his chance of GCSE success, which depends heavily on coursework and continuous assessment.’
    • ‘If it is necessary, an average consisting of the results from the external exam, internal exam and continuous assessment will be worked out to decide upon the winners.’
    • ‘The surgical community could follow the example of other high reliability organisations such as aviation and design training programmes, where continuous assessment is a part of training’
    • ‘It emphasised continuous assessment and project work.’
    • ‘He said the best way to measure children's progress was through continuous assessment and monitoring by teachers.’
    • ‘There's also a critical issue of utilizing continuous assessment for students as they go though the educational processes.’
    • ‘The council also evaluated the process of continuous assessment of pupils, for which marks are given throughout the year.’
    • ‘Teachers who have lobbied against replacing exams with continuous assessment say the increased evidence of plagiarism justifies their opposition.’
    • ‘Work begins on the systems required to collate and mark continuous assessment and exams.’
    • ‘It proposes continuous assessment to reduce the reliance upon the supposedly unfair method of ‘assessing learners on how well they perform in two hours of exams’.’
    • ‘Learners, especially those in rural areas, languish without teachers for an entire year and yet our department demands marks for continuous assessment.’
    • ‘Is it by final examination, continuous assessment or a bit of both?’
    • ‘He said there was a failure rate of almost 50% and advocated a system of continuous assessment rather than a single 20-minute test.’
    • ‘Perhaps robust continuous assessment of course work would be a better alternative for all candidates and could still identify students worthy of distinctions and prizes.’
    • ‘The system of continuous assessment introduced in 2001 - where teachers give their students up to half their final marks - contributes to this.’

Pronunciation:

continuous assessment

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