What kind of academic assessment do (did) you dread (“hate”, perhaps)? Have you ever had an academic assessment that you were happy about BEFORE it was administered? Or did you feel “better” only AFTER you got the results?
Hate maybe the more appropriate word for it. Hate it because I FAILED it. I mean I got a failing grade. Oh well, who wouldn’t hate a failing grade? It is really a long story, but the bottom line is that had there been a good/ better assessment method before the finals or along the course period, such failing grade could’ve been avoided and it would have resulted to a happy ending. J
In other words, I hate assessments that simply relied on the submissions or postings or assignments, quizzes and exams. I prefer that ASIDE from those usual assessment forms, feedback or more two-way communication between teachers and learners should be had especially for online learning systems.
In general, I do not remember any academic assessment that I really hated. Dreaded, maybe because of extreme nervousness and tension experienced before a critical oral or written examination or performance such as demo-teaching. After all I do recognize that any task assigned by the teacher is an important part of learning.
Have you experienced a change of motivation in any academic endeavor as a consequence of a test result or some other form of feedback?
Yes, and it seemed like it performed magic for I experienced a change of motivation in such a way that it resulted to a really positive end.
In the non-academic arena, which occasions do you positively anticipate the occasion that your performance will be assessed (e.g., sports, crafts, cooking, stage performance, etc)?
I believe that if given the chance, I will be positively assessed when I deliver a lesson to a live class. Moreover, I always enjoy reading and writing and I am always willing to do (non-academic) reading and or writing tasks for friends and family who happen to ask me for help.
As a student, what does it mean to get a high score? How do or might you react emotionally and behaviorally to a failing grade?
As a student a high score means an affirmation for the hard work I did in studying and other efforts done for the purpose of learning. My reaction to a failing grade depends on the situation for there are some instances when I expected the failing grade already even before it comes out, but when I do not expect it and I felt I really deserve a passing grade with all the work I had put in for the course, I would definitely feel bad if I get a failing grade.
Ultimately, how important are grades to you?
Grades are important because it determines the future. Passing or failing grade significantly affects my personal goals, my personal timetable, as well as my personal finances.