Concept of measurement, evaluation and assessment, Difference between them


Concept of measurement, evaluation and assessment, Difference between them

EVALUATION

MEASUREMENT

ASSESSMENT

1.  Evaluation is a systematic process of determining the extent to which educational objectives have been achieved by pupils.

Measurement is the procedure of counting and comparing the quantitative aspects of pupil behaviour in fixed or standard terms and units.

It encompasses the processes and instruments that are designed to measure the learner’s achievements when the learner is engaged in an instructional program of any sort.

2. It is dependent on measurement

It is independent of evaluation and is a prerequisite to evaluation

It precedes the final decision-making stage in evaluation.

3. It includes both qualitative and quantitative descriptions of pupil behaviour plus value judgments on the same

It includes only quantitative descriptions of behaviour

The term assessment has a narrower meaning than evaluation but a broader meaning than measurement

4. It answers the question “How good?”

It answers the question “How much?”

5. It makes opinionated verdicts

It makes fixed standard observations

6. It is subjective in nature

It is objective in nature

7. It varies or changes as per the evaluator’s wish

It cannot change as per the measurer’s wish

8. Scope is wide

8. Scope is limited

9. Evaluation without measurement is likely to be erratic

9. Measurement is only a tool in evaluation.

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