This concept paper will discuss the readiness of History teacher in implementing classroom assessment in the national secondary schools. Classroom assessment is a standard medium applied by Education Ministry to measure the development of students’ holistically. 21st century History teachers need to equip themselves with higher order of skills in pedagogy, mastery of syllabus, the latest technology, learning psychology and understanding of students’ development whilst caring for their needs, thus as assessor for their students’. History teacher needs to install themselves with a certain level of knowledge, skill and attitude in order to achieve the Malaysia Education Standard of Quality (SKPM). Implementation of classroom assessment needs teachers to apply various methods and techniques in order to achieve interesting and fun learning activities. This concept paper will also discuss several recommendations to increase the level of readiness among History teacher in implementing effective classroom assessment. The recent changes in Malaysia educational system, mainly in the explosion of technology and global communication, have been seen as big challenge for History teachers in ensuring an effective, adaptive and ongoing classroom assessment in various level of knowledge. Therefore, History teacher needs to put more effort in developing and delivering knowledge and information to their students and be prepared to adapt and inculcate the various 21st century teaching methods and techniques in their lesson and assessment.
readiness, history teachers, classroom assessment, 21stcentury teaching and learning