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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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What is assessment: A brief overview of assessment and how Moodle supports it

You may be familiar with the concepts of qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment. We can describe students' work in words, commenting on strengths and weaknesses. That's called qualitative assessment. Alternatively, we can assign a numerical score to their work. That's called quantitative assessment. They both have pros and cons:

Qualitative

Quantitative

Describes behavior and is often easier for students to understand

Easier to classify

Students can act on feedback more easily

Easier to count

Provides data in the form of words

Easier to do statistics

More subjective

More objective

Takes longer to set up

Harder for teachers and students to interpret ...

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