Assessment Process

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A1 Award 1 - Understand the principles and requirements of assessment. 1.1 Explain the functions of assessment in learning and development.    What is initial assessment and how does this identify learner’s needs? What is formative assessment and how does this track learner’s progress? What is summative assessment and how does this assess learner’s achievement?

1.2 Define the key concepts and principles of assessment.      How do you make assessment using set criteria in order to make judgements of learners’ knowledge, skills and competence? What is meant by validity and reliability? What role does evidence have in making assessment decisions? What is meant by evidence being authentic, sufficient and current the importance of objectivity and fairness to learners? What is the importance of transparency for the learner?

1.3 Explain the responsibilities of the assessor:           How do you ensure that you understand and apply the standards and requirements of the award you are assessing? How do you plan assessments to meet learner needs? How do you communicate assessment requirements to learners? How do you carry out assessments? How do you compare evidence with set standards? How do you make assessment decisions? How do you record the assessment process and decisions? How do you provide feedback to learners? How do you take part in standardisation processes? What do you do that ensures you take part in continuing professional development?

1.4 Identify the regulations and requirements relevant to assessment in own area of practice  How do you ensure you implement the assessment requirements for the awarding organisation (i.e. City and Guilds) or regulatory body (i.e. Ofsted)?  What do you have to do in order to comply with the above?  Why do you need to comply with the relevant assessment strategy for that particular qualification? What is the importance of this process? 2. Understand different types of assessment method. 2.1 Compare...
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