Assessment for Language Learning

Dr. Shalini Mathur

Associate professor, IPS Academy, Indore

Dr. Shaloo Manocha

Assistant Professor, IPS Academy, Indore

Keywords: Assessment, MCQ, OEQ, Language learning, LSRW


Assessment is the parameter to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning. The use of appropriate assessment strategies and techniques helps to ascertain the proficiency of the learner in a subject. Thus to assess the knowledge of any subject, appropriate assessment methods are required so that learning becomes better. It is a matter of real concern how assessment and consequent learning can be influenced by the decisions in the educational field. M.P Higher Education has introduced changes in the syllabus and as well as evaluation process since 2021. As a part of the change, they have introduced Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) assessments for all the Foundation Courses. The Foundation Course consists of four subjects:- English language, Hindi language, EVS and Yoga. This sort of assessment may be appropriate for yoga and EVS but assessing language purely on multiple choice-based questions (MCQ) is worthy of thinking. This study is based on an analysis of various viewpoints of all the stakeholders (faculty members, students, educational institutes and society in general)in this respect. It is a review of the assessment process in foundation courses especially Hindi and English languages in Madhya Pradesh higher education. This will also include the pros and cons of different forms of assessment and their relative impact on the learning of different language skills viz. LSRW.


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