Evaluation and Assessment of Student Academic PerformanceThe process of learning includes reflective participation and action that is dialogical and cooperative. Mutual learning must occur between facilitator and learner, thus enabling learners to believe in themselves. Ultimately, education must be a process of authentic humanization. It is in recognition of this that MLCU has sought to provide a university education that caters to the unique aspects of students in the region. Learning is a continuous process and it is influenced by what is taught and how teaching and learning is delivered. The university focuses on enhancing learning rather than measuring learning. Continuous Formative Evaluation (CFE) shifts the focus from testing to learning. It also caters to the different multiple intelligence, learning styles, and personalities of students. Tasks such as field trips, project work, group work, assignments and others reveal the capacity of learners better and give them better opportunities of understanding and improving themselves. Teachers can then plan improvements accordingly based on the formative results. In its sixteen years of existence, MLCU has evolved an academic model that has drawn from international and national conventions of the discipline of education and, to these, the University has added its own experience and research. In this manner, not a mosaic or a jigsaw, but a seamless integrative pluralism of learning is being accomplished.
|Continuous Formative Evaluation (CFE)
|Refers to any form of frequent assessment in which the goal is to give students early and continuous feedback on their performances
|Numerical marking indicating minimum requirement
|A subject which a student could not attain the minimum requirement to pass
Continuous Formative Evaluation (CFE)CFE refers to any form of frequent assessment, such as test, essays, projects, interviews, presentations during the course in which the goal is to give students early and continuous feedback about their performance, to help the student correct gaps in knowledge and to improve during their semester. The university subscribes to the concept of ‘teacher-led’ evaluation. Accordingly, the teacher(s) of each subject/module shall be responsible for the evaluation and grading of the students. However, for courses subjected to the jurisdiction of a statutory council, the prescribed method of evaluation of that council shall be followed.
Methods of assessmentAssessment is carried out by frequent tests wherein the test papers are returned in the following class and the performance of the students is discussed and reviewed. Other methods of assessment include assignments, presentations, individual and group projects, field work, study tours, peer evaluations, self-evaluations, journal reviews, internship reports and many more.
Guidelines for CFEThe following guidelines are to be followed for students securing low marks in any assessment: