continuous assessment

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Assessment of student's work which takes place throughout the duration of their course, usually through assignments or other coursework. It involves no terminal examination, and is sometimes accused of lack of rigour for this reason. However, continuous assessment may also involve some element of external testing and externally marked assessment, as was the case with General National Vocational Qualifications in the later stages of their development. Continuous assessment may be formative, as well as providing a summative assessment of the student's attainment.

Subjects: Education.

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