Measurement & Evaluation
The main difference between evaluation and measurement may be explained with the help of following examples. A teacher measures Mr. Aslam's height to be 180cm He evaluates-his height when he says that he is long.
Evaluation is integrated with the entire task of education and not only with examinations, tests and measurements. Evaluation encompasses tests and measurement but also gives beyond them. It depends upon measurement but is not synonymous with it.
The term "Educational Measurement" refers to any device for the general study and practice of testing, scaling, and appraising the outcomes of educational process. It includes administration and scoring or tests, scale construction, validation and standardization
Evaluation is based two philosophies one, traditional philosophy is that ability to learn is randomly distributed in the general population. It means that if some learning task is assigned to a class and then a test is administered to study their performance.
Educational Evaluation is broader in scope and more objective than educational measurement. It is the process of carefully appraising the individual form a variety of information giving device. Resides testing and other tools of measurement, evaluation seeks additional evidences
The purpose of educational evaluation is to make a judgment about the quality or worth of something an educational programme, worker performance or proficiency or students attainments.
Students assessment is mastery of what is being or has been taught is indispensable to good teaching and is frequently an integral part of instructional procedures. Such a statement as "Doing these exercises will give you an opportunity to see how well you can read and interpret tables" illustrates the close relationship between instruction and evaluation.
Students and staff can all find assessment very boring. The following set of suggestions may serve as a menu from which you can choose, to add variety and even fun to your assessment. Select those choices that you feel are appropriate to your working context and method of teaching.