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, traditional sessional examinations are increasingly being replaced by continuous assessments throughout the academic session. The current trend has resulted in positive outcomes as many schools across the globe have recorded increased academic performance amongst students on a yearly basis.

A great deal of evidence indicates that universities and high schools which rely on general traditional exams struggle to grow academically because teachers are unable to give their best in imparting knowledge to students. They cover the entire content of the session’s syllabus in one seemingly endless stream, without any provision to continuously check the students’ level of understanding. Unfortunately, overall academic performance is only ever reflected at the end of the session, by when it would be too late to make any impactful changes. Several media publications seem to bear evidence. For instance, a recent Vanguard newspaper report indicates that in the last twelve years, no public school has been ranked in the top ten schools in Nigeria.

In my opinion, assessing students during, not after the school session, plays a vital role in producing excellent graduates worldwide. Young and vibrant, children tend to learn more when assigned school projects, homework and oral presentations immediately after every topic taught. From my personal experience in secondary school, the oral presentation I gave on the digestive system helped me to gain in-depth knowledge, while demonstrating my level of understanding to the biology teacher. After the presentation, she was able to identify and focus on weak areas. Thanks to this, I graduated with a perfect score in Biology.

In conclusion, it is clear that the current trend of moving from traditional exams to continuous assessments have has greatly improved the overall performance of students to a level previously unachieved.

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 13.1623246493 61% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 1.0 7.85571142285 13% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 10.4138276553 38% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 6.0 7.30460921844 82% => OK
Pronoun: 15.0 24.0651302605 62% => OK
Preposition: 51.0 41.998997996 121% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 8.3376753507 120% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1671.0 1615.20841683 103% => OK
No of words: 297.0 315.596192385 94% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.62626262626 5.12529762239 110% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.15134772569 4.20363070211 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.16230992485 2.80592935109 113% => OK
Unique words: 196.0 176.041082164 111% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.659932659933 0.561755894193 117% => OK
syllable_count: 521.1 506.74238477 103% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.8 1.60771543086 112% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 5.43587174349 74% => OK
Article: 4.0 2.52805611222 158% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.10420841683 143% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 0.809619238477 0% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.76152304609 126% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 16.0721442886 81% => 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: 22.0 20.2975951904 108% => OK
Sentence length SD: 54.8054115585 49.4020404114 111% => OK
Chars per sentence: 128.538461538 106.682146367 120% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.8461538462 20.7667163134 110% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.0 7.06120827912 71% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.01903807615 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 8.67935871743 92% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 3.9879759519 75% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 3.4128256513 59% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.229621781078 0.244688304435 94% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0708057488643 0.084324248473 84% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.086273242922 0.0667982634062 129% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.165814516678 0.151304729494 110% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.105704867128 0.056905535591 186% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.5 13.0946893788 126% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 32.22 50.2224549098 64% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.44779559118 150% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 14.2 11.3001002004 126% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.67 12.4159519038 126% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 10.36 8.58950901804 121% => OK
difficult_words: 106.0 78.4519038076 135% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.5 9.78957915832 158% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 10.1190380762 107% => OK
text_standard: 16.0 10.7795591182 148% => 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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