Effective evaluation refers to measuring the extent to which targets are being met and detecting the factors that hinder or facilitate their realisation. It also involve establishing cost-effective relationship about the extent to which a particular policy produces the desired outcome.

Effective evaluation to the learners should have the following major aspects:

  • Examination is not meant to fail the students, but to help them move in the positive direction in academic be determine and sure about what they are learning.

  • A teacher should therefore test/examine the learners according to the set objectives. The questions should be selected from the content you have covered with the learners in order to allow both the learner and the teacher develop a conclusion about the topic.

  • We should know that passing examination may not necessarily mean that a student is very intelligent, but understanding and having the knowledge about the subject is also very important. So teachers should prepare their students to be able to achieve both during the teaching/ learning process. This will make our evaluation more effective and meaningful.

  • Effective examination should be achievable by the students in order for them to develop confident about the subject and even have interest to read more.

  • Effective evaluation should be easy to mark and revise with the learners through discussion in class or peer to peer discussion.

NB: I was able to produce and submit this article to the public at the six month ITCT training workshop attended at Bukoto- Kampala. I still have many more publications to share with you in due time.

By James Opio Ayo, ICT Department, Lubiri Secondary School, P.O Box 14148 Mengo- Kampala

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