Exploring Hindrances in the Implementation of Continuous Assessment of EFL Teachers: A Case in AbbiyAddi and Adwa Teacher Educational CollegesJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2017-07-05
Authors : Tegegne Mekuria Asfaw;
Page : 139-147
Keywords : EFL; continuous assessment; implementation; improvement; Assessment;
The intention of this research was to explore the hindrances of implementing students? continuous assessment and recommends possible solutions to the hindrances. Four basic questions were raised to achieve the objectives of the study. To respond these basic research questions, descriptive survey research method was used. Instructors, college deans and students were participants of the study. The colleges and participants were selected by stratified random sampling method. The chief results of this study include especially frail document handling and poor record keeping of learners' continuous assessment achievement. Numerous assessment techniques were used improperly. The research also found that large class sizes shortage of college infrastructure, lack of manuals, weak follow up support and feedback system on the implementation of continuous assessment, lack of positive attitude and playground in the colleges were the major hindrances of continuous assessment. Intended for supplementary improvement, continuous on the job training, sufficient and updated manuals, support and immediate feedback on the learners' continuous assessment implementation, fulfillment of facilities and materials and also adequate playground were suggested as potential solutions to the proper implementation of continuous assessment.
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