S.M. Jacob∗ and B. Issac∗∗
Formative assessment, summative assessment, assessment eﬀects,
Innovation in assessment is becoming a natural choice in a tech-
savvy world with the advent of the Internet. First, the purpose
of this paper was to get more insight into the implementation of
formative assessment through the e-learning tool in our University.
The idea was to implement a series of weekly or fortnightly tests
through the e-learning tool that supports automated feedback as a
follow-up. The students’ perceptions on the formative assessment
and its online test implementation were invited. Secondly, we
wanted to study the eﬀects of formative assessment on students.
Two categories of subjects are discussed here. Category 1 is where
the internal assessment was done as a fair combination of formative
assessments and a summative assessment. Category 2 is where
the emphasis was on summative assessments through case studies
and assignments. An analysis using course work grades and overall
grades reveals that there are slight diﬀerences between the two
categories. It is seen that there is a positive inﬂuence on students’
attitudes in the eﬀect of formative assessments, as reﬂected in the
overall grades of Category 1 students.