Essay on Assessment

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UNIT 301 UNDERSTANDING THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTIES OF ASSESSMENT
1.1 EXPLAIN THE FUNCATIONS OF ASSESSSMENT IN LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT.
During the initial assessment the assessor must ensure the learner knowledge performance and practical skills.
The assessor must ensure that the learning understands their course,
The assessor must explain all the units to the learner and support them in choosing the most suited units for their learner.
The assessor and the learner must decide on an assessment plan. Setting dates and times to meet with the learner.as well as Agreeing on the best assessment method. The assessor will be able to use question, observation and examine the learners work.
The learner must submit assignment or
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ASSESSMENT ACTIVITY
Observation and questioning the learning. Completing assignments. Writing statements or gathering appropriate evidence of competence .Assessments can be on going or summative at the end.
ASSESSMENT DECISION AND FEEDBACK
Giving constructive feedback. Always supporting your learner and agreeing and further action that may be needed. Making records of what was assessed and the decision made should always be maintained.
REVIEW PROGRESS
The assessment plan of the learner can be reviewed updated at any time unit the learner completes . reviewing progress with the learning will give the assessor the opportunity to discuss any other issues that may be relevant to their progress. Assessment activities will give you the opportunity to amend them if necessary.
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EXPLAIN THE RESONSIBILITIES OF THE ASSESSOR
The main role of an assessor is to assess their learner in relation to the agreed criteria to enable the learner to become qualified in their subject. The assessor responsibilities include planning assessment, giving learner feedback, assessing the learner knowledge and understanding of the subject .keeping accurate records. There will be certain records and documents that the assessor will need to maintain. These will include assessment plans. Feedback records and review of progress and overall track sheets. All record must be maintained to organisational and regulatory requirements. An assessor should also

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