What are the characteristics of continuous assessment?

  • Continuous assessment is regular assessment of the learning performance related to a course module and that is separate from examinations, and accompanied by regular feedback.
  • Continuous assessment can take various forms, depending on the final objectives and competencies. A few examples:
    • Regular observation of practical skills or attitudes, e.g. nursing skills, your team’s collaboration skills, collaboration during tutorials, etc.
    • Regular feedback on your portfolio, paper, etc.
    • Regular assessment of your verbal language skills.
    • Regular testing of your insight into theoretical concepts.
  • Continuous assessment can take place within various types of contact moments, e.g. practicals, workshops, lectures, placements, projects, cases, etc.
  • Continuous assessment is the result of the continuous assessment of the learning performance on a course module. The assessment task can verify which developmental process you are going through. The continuous assessment (partially) counts towards the final mark for the course module.
  • Continuous assessment often goes hand in hand with information about: the assessment criteria, how you performed, what went smoothly, what went less smoothly, and the things you still have to work on.