Learning Outcome 1: Understand types and methods of assessment used in education and training (1.1) Explain the purposes of types of assessment used in education and training? According to Petty (2014): ‘Assessment measures the breadth and depth of learning’ Haydn (2009 cited in Capel et al 2009 page 329) defines assessment as "all those activities which are undertaken by teachers, and others, to measure the effectiveness of teaching and learning".
Assessment method: Written assessment can be used to give a differentiation of questions to the learner and can be used to judge knowledge at a given level. It also provides a good paper trail. Problems could arise if the learner did not have good reading skills or was dyslexic, evidence could be lost.
Make Assessment decisions and analyse learner achievement The assessor’s role is to judge whether the evidence from the learner meets the criteria for the relevant units being assessed and that the evidence is Fair, Valid and Reliable.
Unit 2, 1.1, unit 3, 1.1,1.2,1.3- I have also learned and familiarised myself with different methods of assessment that can be used to assess competence and knowledge. They are namely: Observation of performance in the work environment and simulated environments- used in practical situation in work environment where a learner demonstrates their competence (natural performance) whilst learners are being observed. Simulation-this is similar to observation but a simulated activity is used rather than natural performance to assessed learners. Simulation is used when it has not been possible to carry out a task. Examining products of work- assesment is done on the culmination of learner 's training, e:g certificates, health and safety reports, memos, checklist for patiaent care, letters, charts. Questioning the learner, witness testimony: any other people who has been involved with the learner 's progress can write a statemen to show how the learner has successfully covered relevant aspects of the courset, learners ' personal statement: it is a reflective account where learners explains the thinking behind their decision to take certain approach or why they decided to change aspects of a task or activity ,
Assessment is carried out through formative (checks throughout the course), ipsative (to test against previous marks), and/ or summative (at end of course) activities to help the learner see their development whilst allowing the Assessor to give valuable feedback when appropriate. It’s purpose is to measure the learners understanding of the subject against the anticipated outcomes set by the criteria.
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement Neil Sybenga 22/01/2012 Contents 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
Need to adapt assessment arrangements to meet the needs of the learner Examples of how assessment arrangements may need to be adapted to meet: * Language requirements * Cultural or religious requirements * Physical disabilities * Particular learning needs * Identify individual assessment req. * Agreeing assessment methods with the learner * Using different methods to assess * Repeat assessment * LSO 6.1 evaluate the importance of quality assurance in the assessment process The importance of quality assurance in terms of: * Ensuring the reliability of assessment decisions * Fairness to individual candidates * Upholding the credibility of assessment processes and decisions * Ensuring consistency * This is to determine if the delivery and assessment meets the requirements of the standards or assessment criteria , the whole assessment process needs to be accutat, consistate, safe and meets all organisation requirements.
2.1 The Strengths and Limitations of Assessment Methods Selecting Assessment Methods There is a large variety of assessment methods available for assessing learners’ achievements. These include observation; questioning the learner; examining product evidence; discussion; witness testimony; looking at learner statements; recognising prior learning; simulated environment; skills tests; oral and written examinations; assignments; case studies and projects. Choosing the most appropriate assessment methods is vitally important, to help and support the learner and to ensure the job of the assessor is as straightforward, reliable and problem-free as possible.
VTCT Unit UV30563: Understanding the principles and practises of assessment. Task 1 The function of assessment in learning and development is to provide a measurable way of planning and supporting students’ progress. Assessment is carried out by means of checks and tests carried out throughout the course. Assessors should provide feedback throughout ensuring that learning is occurring and the learner is at the correct level. It is also important that assessor’s decisions are also consistently reviewed and internally and externally verified.
Gravells A. Page 113. Assessments are used to track not only learner but tutor progress. Below I have documented some utilised in my everyday teaching life:
1.1 Assessment is about judging if, how and what level of learning has taken place. An assessor's function is to decide if a learner has developed skills, knowledge, understanding and competence in a particular field as well as if the learner is showing the attitude required for the application of the learning within that field. Assessing is not the same as evaluating. Rather than the focus being on the programme or course the learner is on (evaluation), the focus is instead on the learner and their development.
P4.3: Justify the requirements for keeping records of assessment in own organisation. Keeping records is an important tool for both teachers and learners in a school or educational institute. Accurate records taken and maintained during a particular course would allow both the teachers and the students to continuously re-evaluate and reassess themselves as well as the effectiveness of the teaching and learning relationship.
Explain the need for keeping records of assessment of learning and describe the types of records you would maintain. Accurate, factual, up to date Record keeping is a very important part of a teacher’s role. They need to keep effective assessment records for every student. It allows both teacher and the
Answer to question 1 (1.1, 1.2) What are the functions, concepts and principles of assessment in learning and development? The function of assessment is a way to measure a learner’s competence against agreed standards and criteria. The awarding body’s assessment strategy will state which criteria needs to be met to complete