Methods used to assess students’ work
Introduction to Assessment:
The Assessment Committee is responsible for the delivery of the Continuous Assessment (CA), Mid-term Exams and the Final Exams which assesses students’ learning and progress throughout the academic year. The Assessment Unit is also responsible for developing assessment policies and procedures for all campuses, creating items for exams and other tests while maintaining and ensuring quality.
Types of Assessment:
At KSUCFY, we assess our students with various assessment tools and testing mechanisms. Both formative and summative assessment methods are used to evaluate students at KSUCFY. Formative assessments are conducted formally and informally by teachers. However, the Assessment Unit provides teachers with tests, and other activities to formally conduct formative assessments. Summative assessment takes the form of mid-term exams and final exams. These are conducted several times throughout the academic year.
Continuous Assessment Tasks:
Continuous Assessment (CA) is a formative evaluation of students throughout the academic year. In semester one, students take part in several CA tasks and would get graded accordingly. These CA activities are a useful way for students to utilize their newly acquired knowledge and also to be awarded grades for their efforts. CA can come in various forms such as tests, assignments, projects, process writing, in-class participation, etc. Main purpose of CA is to evaluate students in a qualitative way rather than a quantitative way.
CA tasks can last over a few weeks, but conducted once every week. After conducting a CA task, teachers are asked to grade their students, record their students’ grades and show students their grades.
Continuous Assessment Mark Breakdown:
CA Project Overview:
- 20 % of the total semester mark
- Topics based on course books
- Main Tasks:
- Visual Elements
- Oral Presentation 1
- Draft 1 (Content & Form Feedback)
- Final Draft
- Oral Presentation 2
LMS Activities: 10%
- Midterm and Final Exams:
Mid-term and Final exams consist of a series of multiple choice questions. The exam is also known as CBT, which stands for ‘Computer-Based Test’.
- Midterm Mark Breakdown:
- Final Exam Mark Breakdown: