Essay Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Neil Sybenga
22/01/2012

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1: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment 1.1 Explain the functions of assessment in learning and development
Assessment is used to make a specific educational decision and is the process of evaluating the extent to which participants in education have developed their knowledge, understanding and skills.
Assessment, both formative and summative, plays a significant part in the learning experience as it determines progression and enables learners to demonstrate that they have achieved their desired learning outcomes.
Formative assessment, or assessment for learning as it is often called, is the assessment that
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This should be a continuing requirement throughout the learner journey. 2) Design training: the assessor must plan and design an assessment programme which meets the needs of the learner and the requirements of the course. 3) Deliver learning: the assessors responsibility is to deliver assessment which is appropriate for the learners, takes account of individual needs and which has clear aims and objectives. The assessment activities should be appropriate and varied to appeal to learners with different learning styles. Assessment resources should be well prepared, sufficient for the number of learners and used to support the learning activities. 4) Assessment: the assessor must ensure that learner achievement and progression is checked throughout the learning process (formative assessment) and at the end of the course or programme (summative assessment). The assessment methods have to be fair, reliable and valid and linked to the planned assessment tasks. The assessor has the responsibility to ensure that learners are aware of the requirements and know how to meet the assessment criteria.
This also includes giving clear, concise and accurate feedback to learners on their progress and achievement along with developmental comment. Any progress and achievement should be recorded in accordance with awarding

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