Evaluation Practices of Visually Impaired Students at Elementary School Level: Teacher Perception
Evaluation is like a process that assesses the efficiency, achievement, and position of individuals, society, institutions, and systems. Evaluation is an integral part of education. It plays a significant role in evaluating students' academic progress, recognizing students' talents, and motivating better achievement in all kinds of school activities at the elementary school level. It also helps teachers to make better teaching-learning strategies. Most of the studies revealed that teachers face problems in teaching visually impaired students because of lack of special teachers, shortage of teaching-learning materials, shortages of evaluation training, etc. Even teaching has been unsatisfactory in inclusive elementary schools. Teachers have been facing many challenges in teaching visually impaired students. There may have chances of challenges for teachers in the evaluation of visually impaired students. The present paper studies about teachers' perception about the evaluation practices of curricular subjects and curricular activities of visually impaired students. A questionnaire was employed on a sample of eighty-one elementary school teachers for the collection of data. Findings of the study revealed that both students and teachers face difficulties in evaluation of visually impaired students.Teachers are unable to assess the Braille written answer sheet.
Keywords: Evaluation, visually impaired,elementary school, teacher perception.