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Objective Assessment is a Subjective Issue … September 23, 2009

Posted by aglakadam in aglakadam.
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Now that the board examinations are being scrapped for the class 10th students, the effort is to develop a set of objective questions to evolve the Multiple Objective questions patter of examination ….

While all the competitive examinations are based on objective question based assessment, I do feel that having the process of 100% objective question based assessment will not be just for our students…

There may be students who have an R&D bent of mind, they may be analytically strong and could evolve as good researchers or scientists in times to come….

With only objective assessment pattern, the need for students to get deep into the theory & concepts ( specially for science and mathematics) will no more be a necessity .. they could simply Mugup a few thousand questions in a year or at best understand the related lessons and appear for the final assessment examination ..

I think having a pattern of 100% objective question based assessment is a subjective question… while objective questions are good to relax the students mind set as well as judge her response against time … the schools should adopt a mix of descriptive as well as objective questions both..

The subject matter needs a lot of debate ….

Ajit Varwandkar, 11.14 am / 22.09.2009 / http://www.aglakadam.com

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