These are tools used to collect information on competencies (knowledge, skills, values and attitudes) acquired by a learner during or after learning session or period.
A variety of tools can be used to assess learners with disabilities undertaking the Stage Based Pathway and whose tasks are performance based. The classroom assessment should be carried out in the learner’s natural environment.
Teachers are encouraged to develop simple classroom assessment tools to assess
their learners after covering a lesson, sub strand(s), strand(s) as may be appropriate. This will enhance the practice of formative assessment.
In this post we shall discuss the project as a CBA Assessment tool.
A project is a set of activities implemented within a set timeframe with a clear start and end time. It should have a clearly stated purpose and set of objectives. Learners will be encouraged to initiate individual or group projects that may earn them income.
The project gives an opportunity to learners to apply their acquired knowledge and transferable skills to a real life situation. Learners could be challenged to identify a need in their community where they can provide services based on what they have learned. The project will encourage learners to learn through their own investigations rather than through passive absorption of the teacher’s words.
Task: Explore the environment for appropriate income generating activity.
a) Identify a viable income generating activity for the class within the school.
b) Analyze income generating activities within the school environment.
c) Decide on a workable income generating activity for the class.
d) Develop interest in income generating activities within the school environment.
e) Plan for an income generating activity for the class.
f) Participate in initiating the class income generating activity.
g) Participate in the management of the class income generating activity.
h) Appreciate individual efforts in the success of a group activity.
In groups of 4-6 members, develop assessment tools for the project. One member of the group to present the tools in a plenary session.