Assessments are a vital part of determining student achievement. They are used to determine the knowledge gained by students and to determine if adjustments need to be made to either the teaching or learning process.
Online assessment is the process used to measure certain aspects of information for a set purpose where the assessment is delivered via a computer connected to a network.
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