Globalisation and the need for accountability, performance standards and quality assurance have stimulated and reflected new trends in educational measurement. The increased reliance on testing and measurement as educational tools has also raised issues concerning fairness of their uses and interpretations. Therefore, it is important for educators to have a sound understanding of the process of testing and how it may be used as a tool to enhance learning in students. Tests should reflect the content standards set and performance standards required by an educational institution.
Ms Sridevi Balakrishnan obtained her Bachelor and Master in Education (Teaching of English as Second Language, TESL) from University Putra Malaysia (UPM). She has been a lecturer with TAR University College since 2002 with well over 15 years of
experience teaching English to learners from various backgrounds and of different areas of specialization.
She is presently a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at TAR UMT. Apart from teaching, she is also actively involved in designing course syllabus and teaching materials as well as planning activities for English Language Campaigns. Additionally, Ms Sri also conducts motivational talks and workshops in secondary schools as part of the university college’s effort to promote community development.
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