Principles and Practices of Assessment
Assessment is a way of identifying if learning has taken place, and enables the teacher to identify if the learner has gained the required skills and knowledge. If following training session you do not plan to carry out any assessments you will not be able to gauge whether the learner has learnt anything.
There are various methods of assessment that can be adopted, which will measure the learners understanding and knowledge of a subject being taught. The type of assessments to be used will depend on whether the subject is being internally or externally assessed –
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Also the learning styles of those who will be attending the course.
Assessment Planning – agreeing with the learner’s suitable types and methods of assessment, and setting appropriate target dates. Where applicable involving others such as, colleagues, other assessors.
Assessment Activity – these are the methods used, which are assessor led for example - observations, or questioning. Or student led for example – gathering evidence, or completing assignments.
Assessment Decision and Feedback – making the judgement of success or not, and giving constructive feedback to agree any further action that may be necessary.
Review of Progress – the assessment plan can be reviewed at anytime and updated until the learner completes the program or qualification, these reviews should take place on a regular basis so the program can be amended to best suit the learners needs.
There are various different types of assessment methods or techniques that can be adopted, which includes: -
• Observations – Observing and assessing the learners perform in a practical or work environment. The assessor can observe if the learner’s knowledge skill and competency is current and valid. It allows the assessor to assess several different aspects at one …show more content…
• Witness Testimonials - The witness statement is provided by someone who knows the learner and is suitably qualified to confirm competency or achievement through observation. This is providing they are familiar with the assessment criteria.
• Learners Personal Statement - The learner provides a reflection of what they have done and how they have met or are working towards meeting the set criteria.
• Recognised Prior Learning - This involves looking at the learner’s current knowledge to identify what they have already achieved. There is then no need for students to duplicate work or to be re-assessed.
• Simulation - Learners can act out real life situations to prove knowledge and competency prior to having to deal with the situation for real.