Principles and Practice of Assessment

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7304 City and Guild CTLLS Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector Unit 3: Principles and practice of assessment The topics I am researching are: Principles of assessment, different methods, strengths and limitations of these Peer and self-assessment How feedback and questioning contribute to the assessment process The types of assessment records which would be used to meet organizational and external requirements Rationale Part of my role as beauty tutor is to assess my students at one time or other. The assessment will be carry out to discover whether or not a student could perform a specific task in the beauty salon, or to judge if the student has mastered a new skill or the amount of theory or knowledge the …show more content…

The reliability of an assessment in a perfect situation should produce the same results if marked by another tutor or if that examiner unknowingly receives the same paper again. If different marks are given the assessment is consequently unreliable and proves that this assessment is subjective. Subjectivity, as before linked with tutor’s personal opinions/ decisions. So the result could vary between work colleagues and the answer could be inaccurate as there are no definitive answers supplied. This is walking a fine wire as to the quality of the assessment, because the tutor’s answer not only depends on their opinion but also their history or relationship with that learner. This again makes this very unreliable and invalid. Objectivity is based around set criteria or answers which leaves no room for personal opinion. As a result this can be a reliable and valid method as it is measuring set criteria not personality. This will result in a pass or fail and gives no room for feedback so the tutor is unaware on what the learner failed on. For that reason the learner will keep making the same mistake over and over. Safe and fair relates to the learning environment being made safe and comfortable to help facilitate learning. This can also help with any confidential matters the learners have, which enables trust. This fulfils the learner’s basic needs according to Maslow’s theory. Power relationship refers to the

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