Technological Innovation to Improve Teaching and Assessment Practices
The TARMIIfp software is designed to support teachers in their daily assessment responsibilities. The aim is to improve both teaching and learning in the foundation phase. Imagine a technological innovation that provides the opportunity for teachers to: • Access quality assessment activities relevant to what they are expected to teach on a daily basis; • Contribute to the development of these assessment activities; • Contribute to the improvement of existing assessment activities; • Generate assessment tasks for learners; • Record learners’ responses to these activities; • Generate reports of learners’ performance; and • Access video clips and PDF resources to support teaching and assessment practices. Then, imagine the possibility of teachers accessing this innovation through their language of instruction and using the technology for monitoring purposes, which provides them with the required support and motivation. The development of the TARMIIfp system is moreover based on an open source platform, allowing school systems to make changes and adaptations on the system to suit their contextual needs.