The general aim of assessing learners is to establish individual growth, development and potential. It entails the monitoring of a learner’s progress so that decisions can be made about the best way to further their potential.
In order to help learners to reach their full potential, assessments consists of:
Continuous Assessment (CASS)
This forms an integral part of the teaching and learning process.
Used at the beginning of a new set of learning activities.
This is used to find out more about the nature and cause of all learning barriers experienced by learners.
To monitor and support learning progress. It is built into learning activities planned within the NCS (National Curriculum Standards.)
Used to determine how well a learner has progressed towards the achievement of selected outcomes of the NCS.
This is finally used to evaluate the appropriateness of the education system in partnership with National Education.
All assessments are reported to enhance personal growth, support and development of learners.
Selected assessment tasks are recorded on a formal record report which is presented to parents four times per year as stated in the National Protocal on Assessment for schools (NPAS).