Assignment 1 TAQA

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4.4 Explain how assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners In the learning environment it is important to ensure that assessment arrangements can be adapted for a wide audience. People entering assessment all have individual needs. Someone these needs can be affected by physical or mental disability or other aspects of their personal make up. These factors can affect a person’s ability and capacity to interact with assessments so care should be taken to ensure that these factors are taken into account when they are assessed. Assessments should not just be made available in one form. This will limit many candidates’ abilities to achieve success at their assessment. I will now review different factors…show more content…
An interpreter who speaks the candidate’s language could also help the candidate participate in the assessment. Resources could also be made available in the person’s own language or pictures used instead of words. A learner may have varying work patterns and therefore find it difficult to attend the assessments at the same time as other candidates due to their work commitments. It is important in these circumstances that the assessor has flexibility in their assessment arrangements and makes the assessment available at varying times and dates. It is important to ensure that the activities are planned and scheduled in advance to ensure that the candidate has advance notice of planned assessment dates and can make arrangements at work to attend or an alternative date could be made available. Assignments could be emailed to candidates instead to allow them to access them outside of normal working hours. 8.1, 8.3 Understand the legal and good practice requirements in relation to assessment In order for assessment to be conducted an assessor must ensure that they consider both legal and good practice requirements. These ensure that the assessment is conducted in a manner which is fair and accessible to all to meet legal requirements such as under the Equality Act 2010 and also assessment methods which have a proven track record of delivering success. Firstly equality and

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