It involves the teacher from the beginning to the end: from
planning the assessment program, to identifying and/or developing
appropriate assessment tasks right through to making the assessment
It allows for the collection of a number of samples of student performance over a period of time.
It can be adapted and modified by the teacher to match the
teaching and learning goals of the particular class and students being
It is carried out in ordinary classrooms.
It is conducted by the students' own teacher.
It involves students more actively in the assessment
process, especially if self and/or peer assessment is used in
conjunction with teacher assessment.
It allows the teacher to give immediate and constructive feedback to students.
It stimulates continuous evaluation and adjustment of the teaching and learning programme.
- It complements other forms of assessment, including external examinations.
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Introduction to SBA
School-based assessment (SBA) is an assessment which is embedded in the teaching and learning process. It has a number of important characteristics which distinguish it from other forms of assessment: