Review and Evaluate a Range of Different Assessment Methods Available for a Tutor to Use Throughout the Teaching/Training Cycle and Explain the Ones You Would Use in the Context of Your Subject Area. Justify the Types

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Review and evaluate a range of different assessment methods available for a tutor to use throughout the teaching/training cycle and explain the ones you would use in the context of your subject area. Justify the types of records you would keep for assessment and in the wider context of your teaching. Assessments are the way to find out if learning has actually taken place. Enabling us, as tutors, to see if objectives have been met. The teaching training cycle begins with an initial assessment of the learners, where we must identify individual needs, such as special needs and learning styles. It is also a starting point to which we can refer. In my accountancy class I used the Learner Record of Progress (LRP) asking the learners…show more content…
I also held individual tutorials with the learners, in which I could feedback on their progress but also to incorporate individual plans into future lessons. Completing the tutor tracking sheet allowed me to assess each learner with each subject covered. Oral questioning can also assess how they are learning, rephrasing questions if learners are finding it difficult to answer “poor answers are often the result of poor questions” Gravells (2009:79) Tests are another method of assessing learners needs: mid-way through the course I gave my learners a short quiz on the topics covered so far, showing examples which gave the learners something to compare their own answers to. I also read out the questions, ensuring that they understood what was asked of them. This enabled me to assess their progress and determine if any of the learners were struggling, however if the learners had conferred during the test then my assessment could have been false. At the end of the course there should be some form of summative assessment; this enables the tutor to determine if the learning outcomes have been met by all or some of the learners. “Summative assessment is what students tend to focus on. It is the assessment, usually on completion of a course or module, which says whether or not you have "passed". It is—or should be—undertaken with reference to all the objectives or outcomes of the

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