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Assessment Overview

In the JBTE’s search to provide quality teacher education, assessment strategies and procedures play a key role. However, care must be taken at all times that the balance and/or interplay between instruction and assessment create a dynamic that allows the student-teacher to explore, experiment, acquire and create new knowledge, skills and attitudes in meaningful way.

The process of assessment, and in particular the nature of examinations, must consider the nature of teaching and teacher development a complex on-going activity influenced by a disparate number of variables, not the least of which are the learner and the teacher. Given the importance of assessment of student performance in teaching and in students’ lives and careers, instructors are responsible for taking adequate steps to ensure that assessment of students is valid, open, fair and congruent with course objectives. Read more...

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