continuous assessment

an ongoing process of identifying the knowledge, skills, or attitudes of a learner as opposed to one based on specific, discrete testing. It is often thought to be a fairer system for those who tend to perform abnormally in tests and it may also be more reliable as it depends on a body of evidence rather than data from a single test. It can be problematic however as it can lack robustness and its reliability can also be affected by subjective teacher impressions.