Evaluation of Comprehension and Language Skills

1. Area/areas where CCE uses
assessment as a means is/are
(1) motivating learners to provide
(2) follow up work to improve upon
(3) All of the above
(4) None of the above
2. The concept of evaluation in
learning was introduced by
(1) Johanson
(2) Sigmund Freud
(3) Alport
(4) None of the above
3. The primary purpose of
evaluation is to
(1) improve the relationship between
teachers and the school
(2) allow the learners to be active
participants in the class
(3) improve the relationship between
teachers and students
(4) know the behavioural changes that
take place during the learning
4. According to the new pattern of
education, evaluation is a/an
……….. process.
(1) bipolar (2) tripolar
(3) unipolar (4) automatic
5. Which of the following is
incorrect in the context of
(1) It refers to the process of
comparing the results of
instructions or tests.
(2) It refers to the extent to which the
objectives have been achieved.
(3) Evaluation and measurement both
mean the same.
(4) It requires collecting of evidence
regarding the growth or progress
of the student.
6. Comprehensive evaluation in
teaching is a concept that
focuses on ……… .
(1) the cognitive capacity of the
(2) the non-cognitive abilities of the
(3) the psychomotor abilities of the
(4) the entire range of learner’s
experiences in the context of the
school environment
7. The evaluation process in
learning is
(1) quantitative
(2) qualitative and quantitative
(3) qualitative
(4) descriptive
8. Which of the following is an
essential part in Formative
(1) Student
(2) Teacher
(3) Both (1) and (2)
(4) None of the above
9. An English teacher of Class III
uses the following criteria in
Formative Assessment. Which of
the following criteria is wrong in
the said context?
(1) She uses different tools such as
project, assignment, debates,
group discussion, etc., to assess
her students.
(2) She asks her students to complete
projects and assignments at home.
(3) She uses paper pencil tests for
assessment only once for
assessing the performance of her
(4) She uses only oral methods such
as recitation, speech, debate.
10. Which of the following is not an
integral part of cognitive
(1) Attitudes
(2) Emotions
(3) Values
(4) None of the above
11. For evaluating a poster designed
as a part of a competition, which
of the following criteria would be
the most appropriate for the
(1) Relevant content, style and word
(2) Use of quotations, style and visual
(3) Creativity, relevant content and
visual appeal
(4) Creativity, fonts and visual appeal
12. The assessment of students’
writing should most importantly
focus on
(1) keeping to the word limit
(2) using idioms and metaphors
(3) correct spelling and grammar
(4) expressions and ideas
13. Which of the following is the
highest level of cognitive ability?
(1) Knowing (2) Understanding
(3) Evaluating (4) Analysing
6.4 Evaluation of Writing Skill
This skill can be evaluated on the basis of the following
Legibility, proper space between letters and words.
Cohesion and coherence.
Originality of ideas.
Systematic and logical arrangement of ideas.
Clarity of expression.
Good handwriting.
Writing skills can be assessed in the following manners
Arranging jumbled words.
Writing a poem or play.
Completing a paragraph.
Developing a paragraph on the given topic.
Writing a picture composition.
14. While assessing a group work, a
teacher should not focus on
(1) showing concern for others
(2) cooperative learning process
(3) assessing each child’s work
(4) taking initiatives in work
15. When learners give feedback on
each other’s language, work,
learning strategies,
performance, etc., it is called
(1) Formal assessment
(2) Group assessment
(3) Self assessment
(4) Peer assessment
16. Which of the following will help
learners take greater
responsibility for their own
(1) Supervised reading sessions
(2) Controlled writing tasks
(3) Peer assessment
(4) Summative assessment
17. The main purpose of assessment
(1) to measure achievement of
(2) to give practice in writing
(3) to improve the teaching learning
(4) to decide pass and fail
18. Learners are familiar with the
concept of ‘cyberspace’ due to
their cognitive overload.
Therefore, learners
(1) may end up studying more
meaningful topics in class
(2) may explore their own interests
according to their own experience,
background and perspective while
spending considerable time
navigating for content
(3) usually omit studying prescribed
but important topics
(4) may be exposed to a sequential
and cohesive expository
19. Assessing reading at Class VII
can be done most effectively
through a
(1) writing a 50 word book/text review
as a small project
(2) spoken quiz based on the
meanings of words and
(3) written test based on the characters
and events in the story/text
(4) an oral interview to find out how
much they have read
20. While evaluating students’
responses for a reading
comprehension, marks may be
deducted for …… errors.
(1) grammatical (2) syntactical
(3) content (4) spelling
21. Which of the following
statements is true?
[CTET Jun 2011]
(1) All formative tasks are meant for
(2) Formative assessment, to be
effective, must be conducted only
after teaching a lesson.
(3) While all formative tasks are meant
for improving teaching-learning,
some are used for assessment
(4) Formative assessment helps us to
grade students into good, average
and poor.
22. Criteria of assessment is/are
[CTET Nov 2012]
(1) guidelines with marking scheme
(2) question-wise distribution of marks
(3) general impression of student ability
(4) scoring key
23. Curriculum development follows
which of the following sequence?
[CTET Jul 2013]
(1) Formulation of objectives,
assessment of needs, evaluation,
selection of text/learning
(2) Formulation of objectives,
assessment of needs, selection of
texts/learning experiences,
(3) Selection of texts/learning
experiences, assessment of
needs, formulation of objectives,
(4) Assessment of needs, formulation
of objectives, selection of
texts/learning experiences,
24. The teacher and student/s
discuss a topic and the former
starts the conversation by
asking a question, then the
student/s respond by giving
examples and explanations.
The speaking assessment here is
to grade how well students
[CTET Sep 2014]
(1) speak fluently and creatively
(2) process information and respond
(3) express themselves
(4) respond in an appropriate tone and
express themselves fluently and
25. Mrs Sinha asks prediction
question as she reads aloud a
story to her Class III students.
She does this to [CTET Feb 2015]
(1) improve students’ vocabulary
(2) make the story interesting
(3) focus on comprehension
(4) help students remember important
details in the story
26. While providing feedback to the
parents, a teacher should not
[CTET Sep 2016]
(1) give qualitative feedback about the
(2) share the incidents recorded in the
(3) compare their child with other
(4) compare the current performance
of the child with her previous
27. A teacher after completing a
chapter asks the students some
questions to review their learning
and check their understanding.
The questions she is asking will
be based on [CTET Sep 2016]
(1) lower-order thinking skills
(2) hyper-order thinking skills
(3) higher-order thinking skills
(4) middle-order thinking skills
28. A rhetorical question is asked
[CTET Sep 2016]
(1) to gather personal information
(2) to classify a concept
(3) for the sake of effect with no answer
(4) to get a feedback about what
others think about your
29. A teacher asks the students to
read the text for information and
create their own interpretation
beyond the literal level. Which
sub-skill is she practicising in the
class? [CTET Jul 2019]
(1) Summarising
(2) Paraphrasing
(3) Predicting
(4) Inferring
Previous Years’ Questions
30. A teacher is telling a story with
actions and gestures to Class III
students. After this, she asked
them to draw pictures on the
story in groups. Why do you
think she asked them to draw
pictures on the story?
[CTET Dec 2019]
(1) She wanted to assess their
colouring and drawing skills.
(2) She had completed her lesson as
per her lesson plan. So, she
engaged them in drawing.
(3) She wanted to assess their
comprehension of story.
(4) She wanted to see the
participation of children while
31. A language teacher wants to
assess the performance of the
students on a group project, then
the parameters of individual
performance assessment should
be based on …… [CTET Jan 2022]
1. the performance of same age peers.
2. each student’s own previous level.
3. level of group’s performance.
4. common criteria for all
(1) 1 (2) 2
(3) 3 (4) 4
32. “Do we know exactly where the
action takes place?”
This question is [CTET Jan 2022]
(1) checking factual reading.
(2) checking inferential reading.
(3) eliciting information.
(4) checking a vocabulary concept.
33. Which of the following is an
illustration of assessment for
learning? [CTET Jan 2022]
(1) Annual examination
(2) Midterm test
(3) Portfolio
(4) Weekly assignment
34. Which one of the following is the
most suitable assessment
activity for assessing learners’
listening skill? [CTET Dec 2021]
(1) Enacting a character in a role play
(2) Describing a market scene
(3) Reading a newspaper in a
morning assembly
(4) Retelling the story narrated by the
35. Which one of the following is
‘assessment for learning’?
[CTET Dec 2021]
(1) Assessment designed by
organisations at the regional level
to monitor students’ progress at
the end of the term.
(2) Assessments designed to know
students’ progress at the end of
the year.
(3) Assessments designed to monitor
and improve students’ progress
during the teaching-learning
(4) Assessment activities like national
achievement surveys.
36. Which of the following could you
place as the most suitable
assessment task for learners’
ability to develop speaking
(communication) skills?
[CTET Jan 2022]
(1) Writing a speech in a given
(2) Describing a scene from play.
(3) Listening to an audio text and
responding to it.
(4) Playing a character in a role play.
37. Formative assessment helps in
[CTET Dec 2021]
(1) creating an environment where
learners can compete with each
(2) engaging learners in meaningful
tasks and preparing them for
competitive exams.
(3) assessing a teacher’s efficiency in
(4) providing qualitative feedback to
learners to improve.

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