Understand the Principles and Requirements of Assessment

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LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION IN ASSESSING VOCATIONAL COMPETENCE LED BY CAROL SMOUT
LESSON 1 26TH SEPT 2011

THE ROLE OF AN ASSESSOR
ASSESSING PERFORMANCEGIVING FEEDBACK

CONTRIBUTE TO A PAPER TRAIL

ROLE OF AN ASSESSOR
ROLE OF AN ASSESSOR

WRITE EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT PLANS

1. ASSESSING PERFORMANCE = A range of assessments, I am making a judgement on 2. GIVING FEEDBACK = Verbal feedback, Written Feedback.{Try to be positive, Don’t be negative candidates find this demoralising} 3. CONTRIBUTE TO a PAPER TRAIL = I have to write on a least 3 pieces of paper all of which are auditable Assessment plans. I need to contribute to a paper trail. As an Assessor I assess a Candidate/Student then someone {IV OR EV} then checks my assessment decision. This is called THE QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM. When I am audited as an experienced Assessor I need to be able to demonstrate that I understand Quality Assurance. I have to be able to write effective assessment plans. 4. WRITE EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT PLANS= Example: “ I have met with blah blah blah and she/he has said she/he wants to do a shampoo & blow dry & a semi-permanent next week.” “We plan to do this in this time on this date with this candidate & I am going to orally question her/him to check her/his underpinning knowledge. THIS EQUALS A PLAN !!!

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION IN ASSESSING VOCATIONAL COMPETENCE LED BY CAROL SMOUT
LESSON 2 3RD OCTOBER 2011
STAGES OF THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

PLANNING. STAGES OF THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS
STAGES OF THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

REVIEWING

JUDGING

RECORDING

QUALITY ASSURANCE
1. PLANNING = Assessment planning sheets & Consultation Sheets.

2. REVIEWING. Straight from SCHOOL TO COLLEGE no work base knowledge. First meeting with my candidate check if the candidate has any prior learning (APL= ACCREDITATION FOR PRIOR LEARNING) “What qualifications do you currently have” Do they relate to what they are currently doing now. I may find that some elements of the assessment may have already been done. When a candidate joins the college straight from school they still may have some prior learning. Some schools send their students to college to learn about hairdressing as part of their learning at school, some of this learning can be taken into consideration as prior learning. REVIEWING WORK BASE. If the candidate is joining college and is work based and is now coming to college for apprentership they may have been shampooing for 3 years so will not need to do their level one because of their prior learning they can go straight on to level 2. It would be unfair to make them do it all over again; they don’t need to be taught again. It’s all about taking the candidate forward.

3. JUDGING STAGE. This stage is the most difficult. Assessors find it most difficult as to “Am I Judging this right?” “Am I being really harsh or am I being a lenient?” So I have to follow 6 steps to ensure that I am doing this correctly. I have to check the Assessment by: IS THE ASSESSMENT

1. VALID Can be done using the Methods of Assessment.
OBSERVATION, I can Observe it’s valid I can see it being done by that candidate. ORAL/VERBAL, I can ask questions and check their underpinning knowledge and check its validity EXAMS. Exams are obviously valid as there done under strict conditions, examiners are present their not allowed to talk etc. PROFESSIONAL DISCUSSION I Can talk to them in a professional capacity to check validity PROJECTS & ASSIGNEMENTS Are valid make sure signed dated good way at checking their knowledge. Although could have been done...
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