TEACHING is learning and learning is teaching. Hence, in evaluating learning, we also evaluate teaching and vice versa. Learning evaluation has two concrete consequences: a) the grades that appear in the report card or an equivalent form and b) passing or failing a subject or the year.

The truth is neither grades nor passing a subject is the end of teaching and learning. That is why parents or teachers should use baits or threats for grades. This attitude reduces study to reward seeking or punishment avoidance rather than encouraging study for the sake of learning and loving for the sake of learning.

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What are being evaluated in learning? Competence, that is grasp of the knowledge or his facility in executing the skills taught. The student’s effort, including attendance, punctuality neatness and attitude should not categorized with competence, hence not made part of learning evaluation.

There are steps in conducting evaluation. These are as follows:

1. Set the objective: What should be learned?

2. Set the criteria, standards, marks, instruments and weights.

3. Determine the present level of the students.

4. Teach with eyes focused on the objectives of the course or unit lesson.

5. Administer the instruments, correct and analyze results.

6. Re-teach, redirect and retest if necessary.

Joseline A. Cuellar

Head Teacher III

Lanang Elementary School

Candaba West District

Candaba, Pampanga