School-Based Oral Assessment is an assessment which is carried out twice a year, once for every semester. I had to carry it out last week and it went smoothly and unexpectedly, interestingly..
Every student was given a task a week earlier. They would have to write an essay about 'My Best Friend'. So, after their essays had been checked and corrected, they would have to memorise it and present it to the class.
Most of them did very well. They worked hard to memorise their lines, though their pronunciations and dictions were a bit twitched off the tunes, I was happy with the effort. However, it was funny to see some who were not fully ready, trembled their knees in front of the class. I explained to them that it was a good practice to upgrade their communication skill as well as self-esteem.