Review a Range of Different Assessment Methods Available and Explain the Ones You Would Use for Your Subject Area. Evaluate the Use of Assessment Methods in Different Contexts, Including Reference to Initial Assessment.

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Review a range of different assessment methods available and explain the ones you would use for your subject area. Evaluate the use of assessment methods in different contexts,
Including reference to initial assessment. Justify the types of assessment records you would complete and explain why.

Brown states that Assessment is probably the most important thing we can do to help our students learn. We may not like it, but students can and do ignore our teaching (Brown & Smith 1997). All my learners undergo various forms of assessment including formative and summative. According to the New2Teaching organisation There are several reasons why teachers assess pupils ' progress. Some of these reasons include: * to find out about the
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Assessment is about measuring the student’s achievements, skills and deficits. (Chin 2005:119) Completion of a Diagnostic Assessment shows areas in need of improvement. Diagnosis is about understanding why a student is not learning or why he is underachieving and should also lead to advice on how to teach him. (Chin 2005:119)
Formative assessment of a mind mapping task gives learners a better understanding of how often they use their numeracy skills within her everyday life including at work. This reassured them that they understand more about numeracy than they originally anticipated and takes away some of their anxiety towards learning. Learners will also fill out a learning styles questionnaire. In which the results will provided me with the information of how a learner learns, for example a visual learner will learn better when using visual aids, such as blackboards, and films. The use of imagery will help to learn more complex maths.
Summative assessment is usually at the end of the course. A final/summative assessment that is learner centered takes place in the form of the learners taking the ALAN numeracy test at level one or two (dependent upon qualification. Unfortunately learners often agree that the most reliable and cheat proofed assessment systems are often dull and lifeless (Knight & Yorke 2003:20) however this is unavoidable in order to claim certification. The test is a set of 40 multiple choice questions that the learner must pass to

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