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What is the difference between product oriented and process oriented evaluation?

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When evaluating student work and assessing for learning teachers tend to choose two trends of appraisal: product or process.

Current research is partial to process-oriented rather than merely product-oriented evaluations for many reasons.

Process-oriented evaluations are based on observing the development of the learning processes as they occur in the student throughout the lesson. It is a step-by-step interaction where there is input and output at all times between the teacher and the student. During a process-oriented evaluation the student is allowed to make mistakes, as...

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