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Learning is a lifelong process. Learning can be
improved if it is assessed properly. Assessment is a
stimulus for learning in the context of principles of
assessment. Proper assessment not only enhances
quality of learning but also improves the quality of future
Assessment almost always drives learning2. Assessment
is one of the many components of evaluation
of a curriculum. It helps experts to grade the students,
analyse the effectiveness, level of difficulty, and room
for improvement of assessment tools for future examinations3.
Using the Miller’s pyramid, medical teacher
can apply assessment tools on “knows”, “knows how”,
“shows how” and “does” levels depending on item centred
and performance centred assessment4 (Figure 1).
Assessment is almost always conducted on the basis
of learning objectives
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