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Importance of lesson Evaluation for Basic School Teachers

Lesson Evaluation is defined as the process of checking the effectiveness of teaching methods, principles, and strategies that the teacher uses in delivering the lesson. Lesson Evaluation is an integral part of every successful lesson that every trained teacher should consider as part of their teaching profession.

Lesson evaluation can help teachers to identify the learning difficulties of pupils.

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Certain topics are generally difficult for pupils. You can only identify such topics from lesson evaluation. When this is detected, you then devise a way of simplifying how you teach that topic as a whole.

Lesson evaluation gives the teacher an idea of the pupil’s general rate of progress towards mastery of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes being taught at each level. The general rate of learning of the pupils might vary. This can be determined by constant evaluation.

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It also enables the teacher to know if pupils are achieving the set objectives. The teacher needs to find out why pupils are not achieving the set objectives. The teacher can find out by checking all the things considered in planning lessons as well as how it was taught. If the teacher does this, the situation may improve.

Lesson evaluation allows the teacher to assess the effectiveness of all the teaching strategies and methods used. The teacher sees one strategy and evaluates it, you can tell from the performance of the pupils whether it worked or not.

Lesson evaluation helps teachers to know enough about individual pupil performance. Knowledge of this will help teachers in counseling pupils.
Some of the evaluating strategies include:
Class exercise
Oral questions
Observation
Assignments
Observing pupils exercise books

Checking pupils exercise books gives information about pupils who:
Are doing good work
Have improved their work
Are not interested in their work
Get most of their work wrong
Do untidy work

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