The current trend in education is to move away from traditional exams and instead have continuous assessment over the school year What do you think of this trend

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The current trend in education is to move away from traditional exams and instead have continuous assessment over the school year.

What do you think of this trend?

As a symbolic demonstration of the dynamics in the educational system, sessional examinations are increasingly being replaced by continuous assessments throughout the academic session. This newly improved trend has resulted to positive outcomes as many schools across the globe have recorded increased academic performance amongst students on a yearly basis.

There is a good deal of evidence that universities and high schools that rely on general exams struggle to grow as teachers no longer give in their best in imparting knowledge to students. They continuously cover the entire topics in the school syllabus without constant follow-up on student's level of understanding, which will ultimately reflect in their overall performance after exams. For instance, in over twelve years of ranking, no government school in Nigeria have reached the top ten due to low success rate in exams conducted at the end of the session, according to The Vanguard news report.

On the other hand, assessing students during school session has played a vital role in producing excellent graduates worldwide. Young and vibrant children tend to learn more when given school projects, assignments and oral presentations after each topic taught. From my personal experience in secondary school, the oral presentation I had on digestive system helped me to to gain in-depth knowledge on that topic and also, proved to my biology teacher my understanding level. After the presentation, she laid more emphasis on certain areas that I failed to mention. With this assessment and many more, I graduated with a perfect score in that subject.

In conclusion, it is clear that the practice of continuous assessments in various schools have greatly improved the overall performance of students, which ordinarily is almost unachievable with traditional examinations.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, second, so, for instance, in conclusion, on the other hand

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 5.0 13.1623246493 38% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 1.0 7.85571142285 13% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 10.4138276553 48% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 9.0 7.30460921844 123% => OK
Pronoun: 20.0 24.0651302605 83% => OK
Preposition: 53.0 41.998997996 126% => OK
Nominalization: 12.0 8.3376753507 144% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1570.0 1615.20841683 97% => OK
No of words: 283.0 315.596192385 90% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.54770318021 5.12529762239 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.10153676581 4.20363070211 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.04767808665 2.80592935109 109% => OK
Unique words: 184.0 176.041082164 105% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.650176678445 0.561755894193 116% => OK
syllable_count: 477.0 506.74238477 94% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.60771543086 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 5.43587174349 92% => OK
Article: 1.0 2.52805611222 40% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.10420841683 95% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 0.809619238477 0% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.76152304609 147% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 11.0 16.0721442886 68% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 25.0 20.2975951904 123% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 46.8833615132 49.4020404114 95% => OK
Chars per sentence: 142.727272727 106.682146367 134% => OK
Words per sentence: 25.7272727273 20.7667163134 124% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.81818181818 7.06120827912 82% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.01903807615 20% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 8.67935871743 104% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 1.0 3.9879759519 25% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 3.4128256513 29% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.216278705399 0.244688304435 88% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.071047668234 0.084324248473 84% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0468493967077 0.0667982634062 70% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.126923720105 0.151304729494 84% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0362845885584 0.056905535591 64% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 17.6 13.0946893788 134% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 37.64 50.2224549098 75% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.44779559118 118% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 14.2 11.3001002004 126% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.21 12.4159519038 123% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 10.62 8.58950901804 124% => OK
difficult_words: 103.0 78.4519038076 131% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.0 9.78957915832 153% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.0 10.1190380762 119% => OK
text_standard: 15.0 10.7795591182 139% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 89.8876404494 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 8.0 Out of 9
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