• 1.1 Explaining The Function Of Assessment And Development
Assessment is carried out to ensure that learning has taken place. This is used to measures the learner’s knowledge and skills in their chosen area of learning. Assessment can be used to encourage learners to ask questions on anything they have not understood, learners at some point will have to know that they will have to prove their knowledge and understanding to the standards of the awarding body.
Learning and development are connected in the following ways. Learners will need guidance to understand what it is they have to learn and what is expected of them, letting them know if the are at the expected level of learning and how they may improve on this in order to develop their skills. Assessment is extremely important for this to happen. There will be observation of the learner initially by the teacher then to prove there knowledge to an assessor, also by teaching one to one to assess whether the learner has met the current standards and if they are competent and capable to be assessed at their current knowledge and skills level.
If training has been delivered and no assessment has taken place then how can you be sure that learning has taken place? If you do not assess the learner then you cannot know their level of skill and knowledge. Formative assessment is useful throughout the course and it gives the learner constructive feedback positive or negative which the Learner can use to improve their future performance. It also allows the learner to build on their strengths and learn from mistakes by listening to the assessor’s feedback.
Assessment plays an important role in the education process it keeps track of the work undertaken which will allow for future targets to be set for the learner. It also helps to motivate the learner through feedback and constructive criticism