Is continuous assessment more efficient than timed-written examinations?

First we shall look at the necessity for assessing the progress of students. This will help us better understand the different types of assessment-schemes so that we may compare them. The need for assessment of the progress of students is to get a better grasp of their ability, strengths and weaknesses and how they stand relative to each other. This is to help, on the one hand, the student to improve upon his/her performance, and on the other hand, to facilitate the evaluator in his/her task of evaluating.

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