Author Archives: Von Michaelo Bacasmot

“My Personal Philosophy of Assessment”

“My Personal Philosophy of Assessment” by vmbacasmot Being a teacher, assessment has been a big part in my teaching process. It gave me the chance to gauge my students’ progress in learning. Through the process of assessment, it showed me … Continue reading

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“Crash course on giving grades”

by vmbacasmot An excerpt from the essay by Quinn, T. (2011). Phi Delta Kappan, 93(4) 57-59. Grades do a sufficient job of telling students how well their rank works in comparison with their classroom peers. But they fail to tell … Continue reading

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” Assessment FOR Learning “

by: vmbacasmot Today is finals week in my school (the whole university) through Traditional Assessment (TA) from “forced-choice measures of multiple choice tests, fill-in-the-blanks, true or false, matching and the like that have been and remain so common in education” … Continue reading

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” Rethinking Classroom Assessment with Purpose in Mind “

By: vmbacasmot Second Semester, S.Y. 2012-2013 has come to close and finals is fast approaching for my 1st year students in my subject “Communicative English I”. I hope that they can answer the exam with all confidence that it would … Continue reading

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Reflective Log #1: “Usefulness of Informal Assessment (versus Formal Assessment)”

by: Von Michaelo Bacasmot In my journey being an ESL teacher, my best useful tool in assessing my students is through informal assessment “that is content and performance driven (as opposed to formal assessment that is data driven)” (Weaver, 2006). … Continue reading

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Assignment #1: Understanding Assessment

by: vmbacasmot Glossary of Terms under ASSESSMENT Assessment – It is the way of gathering information of observable performance of the student’s/ teacher’s development and achievement in order to improve teaching and learning. Example: Students who’ve done something in class … Continue reading

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“Current Personal Perspectives”

by: Von Michaelo Bacasmot While I was reading books regarding the term assessment, I came across an article which gave me a personal idea of what assessment should be and not just any tool for testing students’ competency: “Assessment in … Continue reading

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