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 questionnaire as a CBA Assessment tool.
A questionnaire is a list of questions on various aspects of a person’s situation or issue. It requires the respondent to give honest opinions or views through open-ended or closed questions.
Simple questionnaires can be developed and administered by the teacher to individual learners in various cases such as:
i) before teaching to find out the physical and emotional needs, characteristics, experiences and knowledge levels of learners (entry behaviour);
ii) during teaching, questionnaires enable the teacher to find out how various learners are progressing and responding to the learning activities. Questionnaires can be given to learners to gather feedback on how they are applying their learned competencies to challenging or difficult situations they are encountering in and out of school. This helps the teacher to take appropriate action.
The questionnaire should comprise:
(ii) general instructions: to help the person completing the questionnaire have a general understanding of the purpose;
(iii) personal information;
(iv) specific instructions on how to respond to specific questions;
(v) questionnaire items;
Example of a questionnaire
The teacher may want to find out whether the learners eat fruits using the following questions. Did you eat a fruit yesterday? (tick appropriately)
If yes, what type of fruit? How much? Write the quantity of fruit that you ate (eg 1, ½ or ¼)
|Type of fruit||Tick the fruit you ate||Size or |
number Type of fruit
|Tick the fruit you ate||Size or |