Functions, Concepts, and Principles of Assessment

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TAQA Assignment T2 1. What are the functions, concepts and principles of assessment in learning and development? (1.1, 1.2) The functions of assessing a student are to ensure that learning and development has taken place against a certain criteria. It allows the assessor to measure and prove the competence , knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable the student to achieve a qualification. This is carried out by using different assessment techniques such as observation, projects, and assignments. Assessment is also used to develop and strengthen the students learning .The final function is to ensure that the student gains a qualification. Concepts and principles of assessing are closely related as the principles are…show more content…
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