Book Chapter

Formative Assessment Policy and Its Enactment in the Philippines

Patrick Griffin, Louie Cagasan, Esther Care, Alvin Vista, Fe Nava

ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF IMPLEMENTATION | SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG | Published : 2016

Abstract

In this chapter formative assessment is defined as a process of providing information to teachers to focus instruction on the improvement of student learning outcomes. The Department of Education in the Philippines in 2012 started the implementation of a new curriculum within a new structure which extended the education system from a Grade 1–10 to a K–12 structure to bring it into line with the developed world. A significant part of the curriculum reform is an assessment framework that includes formative approaches to assessment. The goal of the policy on formative assessment is to help teachers recognise relevant intervention practices that will improve student learning outcomes. An observa..

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