IMPROVING COGNITIVE SKILLS AMONG EFL STUDENTS’ OF KING KHALID UNIVERSITY WITH PERFORMANCE - BASED ASSESSMENTS METHOD

Aayesha Sagir Khan, Samar Y. Alnmer, Sagir Ahmed Khan

Abstract


Improving the Cognitive skills of the students’ benefits them to enter the global business world with poise. Increasing the level of motivation among English as second language learners is important as the students need encouragement and proper guidance in their further academic and job endeavors. Assessment of the students’ knowledge of the particular course she is undertaking is a multi-faceted issue and that has been the focus of considerable attention in education over the past decades. It determined for by Saudi Government for Saudi children, that wherever they live, to enjoy the higher quality, multi-faceted education. This research was carried out with the final year students of English Department.100 students were selected randomly for the same and a questionnaire was administered to measure the impact of the assessment and students’ motivation and inclination between the traditional assessments and Performance - Based Assessment Method. The benefits and challenges of using Performance Based Assessment techniques are applicable not only to English language learners, but also for the students of different streams, and it can prove to establish a well-educated student community.

Keywords:- Performance - Based Assessments, Traditional Assessment, motivation, English Language learning.


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