Saturday, November 09, 2013

Open Text Based Assessment

It is quite heartening to see the initiative by CBSE to implement open text-based assessment (click here).
Often times in daily life we meet problems that do not have an answer that falls in the yes/no category. Education should prepare students to face such situations. Open-ended questions can develop such caliber in students and should be encouraged. While it could be taxing on the teacher/question-setter for such type of assessment, the results, on the long-run will be very rewarding, I believe. I wonder when this type of assessment will come into colleges!