Assessment in DBSE is part of the learning process rather than a separate step that is used to judge and classify students. In DBSE, classroom assessments are embedded in pedagogy and focus on future-ready skills and knowledge. Assessments of both the procedures and the outcomes of students' learning activities allow for:
Holistic Evaluation: A multifaceted assessment structure ensures that students are evaluated in multiple ways, which provides a more holistic evaluation of their knowledge and skills. This approach takes into account not only the student's knowledge of the subject matter but also their skills related to each discipline.
Fairness and Objectivity: With multiple assessments, the evaluation process becomes fairer and more objective. It minimizes the impact of any biases or errors that may arise from a single form of assessment.
Better Feedback: Multiple assessments allow teachers to provide more detailed and specific feedback to students, helping them identify their strengths and weaknesses and providing guidance. DBSE assessment structure can help reduce stress for students as they no longer have to depend on a single test or exam to demonstrate their understanding of a subject. It also reduces the workload of teachers as they can spread out assessments throughout the year.
Preparedness for the Future: With assessments “for and as learning”, schools are preparing students for the future, where they will need to have a range of skills and abilities to succeed. This approach helps students develop a broader skill set that will be valuable in both academic and professional settings.
The DBSE assessment structure makes sure that students are evaluated in a fair and student-centric manner which has been made possible by DBSE adopting the following: