How Does Feedback and Questioning Contribute to the Assessment Process?

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How does feedback and questioning contribute to the assessment process?

Assessment process is a systematic procedure which when followed will give the learner a positive experience as they will know the progress of their learning.
Feedback is part of the assessment cycle and it is making judgement of success or failure and agreeing any further action that may be necessary. It tells the learner how well they are doing. After an assessment has taken place I would ask the learner how they think they have done. This gives the learner the opportunity to reflect and identify what went well and what they might have done better in their own minds. I can then build on this through feedback starting with what they have done well and what needs to be improved or achieved next. Through feedback and questioning I can engage the learner by listening to what they have to say and responding to their questions or concerns. Learners need to know how they are progressing and what they have achieved in regular intervals. This also helps to encourage, motivate and develop them further.

Feedback creates opportunities for clarification, discussion and progression. In order to get clarification I use open questions to enable the learner to think as this type of question tests their knowledge and influencing the learner to give a full answer. Leading questions can also be used if a particular answer/response is needed from the learner as a key word is included which indicates the answer. At times some tasks are completed in group activities, nominated or directed styled questions are used to ensure that everyone contributes as there are asked at the learners known level of ability. There are an effective means of meeting the needs of the learner.

Some learners might have existing knowledge or...