PTLLS Level 4 Unit 012 Principles of assessment in lifelong learning
There are different types of assessment;
Initial assessment takes place before the start of the course or programme. Some parts are carried out on an individual basis and some can be done as part of a group. The information you can find out from initial assessments is very important for a number of reasons;
• Special Educational Needs/additional support
• Previous knowledge
• Learning styles/approaches
• Literacy, numeracy & ICT support
• Information for other colleagues/departments
• Target setting/ILP’s
• Points of referral
Formative assessment should be an on-going process and continue throughout the duration of the course/programme;
• Teacher can track how students are progressing in learning.
• Allows you to give constructive feedback to students.
• Measure effectiveness of your teaching.
Summative Assessment usually takes place at the end of a unit or discipline of the course;
There are formal and informal methods of assessment here are four different assessment methods used in my skill specific area;
• Gapped hand outs (informal)
• Portfolios of evidence (formal)
• Worksheets (informal)
• Observations (formal/informal)
Portfolios of evidence we use these as a requirement of the external awarding body as each unit requires students to learn different aspects of a skill including theory and practice.
• Evidence of work
• Show progression
• Evidence of knowledge skills and attitude
• Assessment criteria
• Built up over a period of time
• Good for referencing an recapping
• Students take autonomy
• Can be time consuming to assess
• Students loose work
• Authenticity Gapped hand outs we use these at the start during and at the end of sessions. These are used assist learning.