1. Explain the functions of assessment in learning and development
Assessment is to judge someone against set criteria to establish whether they are capable to perform a particular activity/job. Assessments can take many different forms i.e. assignments, oral and written questions or professional discussion all of which help to demonstrate the knowledge the individual has developed through learning, these all support the decision of whether the individual is competent or not.
2. Define the following four key concepts and principles of assessment
Validity – the work submitted is appropriate and relevant to the unit.
Authenticity – is the piece of work pure or genuine and is the individuals own work, is there any indication of plagiarism?
Reliability – the work is not out of date, it has current dates and signatures.
Sufficiency – the individual can perform consistently to the required level.
4 marks (a minimum of 4 marks required)
3. Explain three responsibilities of an assessor.
1. Assessing the individual’s current knowledge and choosing appropriate assessment methods.
2. Giving feedback to the individual after each observation made or piece of work marked against criteria. All feedback is recorded on feedback sheets and all relevant signatures and dates and done in order to authenticate the document.
3. Recording assessment decisions on observation checklists and following this through with comments made against the performance criteria.
4. Outline three regulatory requirements that are relevant to assessment.
1. The Equality Act 2010
3. The data protections act 1998
5. Complete the following, comparing the strengths and limitations of the following assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners
6. Briefly summarise four key factors to consider when