Value the Formative Assessment, for it Values the Student Outcome - A Historic Cohort Study of Dental Undergraduate Students in India - Volume 4, No. 2, June 2018 - International Journal of Learning and Teaching (IJLT)
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Value the Formative Assessment, for it Values the Student Outcome - A Historic Cohort Study of Dental Undergraduate Students in India

Manivasakan Shivasakthy, K. R. Sethuraman, and Carounanidy Usha
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India
Abstract—Background of the study: There are several researches on assessment but very few evidence is available in finding the association between the formative and the summative assessment especially in higher education like health sciences. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the formative and summative performance of the dental undergraduate students retrospectively. Methodology: The theory marks of the first year BDS students of three consecutive years (Batch A, B and C) in the initial formative assessment and final summative assessment were collected retrospectively. The total theory marks of the students in both the assessments were analysed statistically using Pearson Correlation analysis. Results: The data analysis showed significant positive association (2013-14 – 62%, 2014-15 – 71%, 2015-16 – 65%) between the formative and summative assessment performance of all three batches. Conclusion: The performance in formative and summative assessments have good positive correlation suggesting that formative assessment results should be treated with more value for better student outcome.
 
Index Terms—dental students, Formative assessment, summative assessment, Student outcome

Cite: Manivasakan Shivasakthy, K. R. Sethuraman, and Carounanidy Usha, "Value the Formative Assessment, for it Values the Student Outcome - A Historic Cohort Study of Dental Undergraduate Students in India," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 124-127, June 2018. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.4.2.124-127
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