UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS’ CONCEPTION ON CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT

Background and Objective: Assessment is the process of gathering evidences of students’ performance over a period of time to determine learning and mastery of skills. It facilitates teachers in decision making about learning progress through systematic information gathering.

Methods and Findings: This study made use of descriptive-correlational research design and forty-three third year college students taking up Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education enrolled in a university with a seal of center of excellence in education was selected to be part of the respondents. The findings of this study revealed that students mostly agreed that assessment made students accountable and improved the quality of teaching and learning.

Conclusion: The students have different conceptions on assessment and that assessment is essential for effective and efficient teaching and learning to take place.

Keywords: Conception on Assessment, Classroom Assessment, Assessment of Learning, Academic Performance.

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