1:1 Functions of assessment
Initial assessment- the starting part, used to decide what is known, what needs to be taught and what can be assessed.
Formative assessment- this stage is where the learner is still in training and requires feedback on how they are progressing.
Summative- used to judge completion. Whether you have passed or not.
Holistic- clustering of assessments based on the grouping of a work role, rather than stand alone.
Functions of assessment in training
- Identify the skill gap
- Design the training
- Deliver the training
- Plan the assessment
- Either move on to the next part of training or go back and re do the previous assessment.
This starts from the minute you get a new learner signed on. I do this by, setting out a training plan, giving the training, deciding with the learner when we both feel they are ready to be assessed and then do the assessment.
With Sonya, she came from another salon where she had already done her level 2, she was about to be signed on to level 3. Before we got her signed on we done an assessment on a colour and a cut to make sure she was competent at level 2.
1:2 Key concepts and principles of assessment
Reliability: By using the criteria and qualification and credit framework any assessor working independently should come to the same decision when assessing a learner. The learner should have been given the appropriate training and be competent to do the assessment.
Validity: Is the work valid to the unit? The learner should be watched at all times to make sure the work is authentic.
Assessments show us, what the learner is capable of and where further training would be required. It would also show if the learner needed any extra help.
1:3 Responsibilities of the assessor
- Make sure the candidates logbook is marked of when an assessment has been passed.
- Provide opportunities for assessment and make sure you book time out in