Types and Methods of Assessment Used in Lifelong Learning Sector

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Assessment [Student name] [Instructor name] DATE Types and methods of assessment used in lifelong learning sector and for at least two methods evaluate their strengths and limitations Assessments are made to find out value and worth of something and to rate it. No one assessment method suits all. There are subjective and object assessment tools. Sometimes an organization or project is assessed on the basis of length and word count. Other times the assessment is objective to find out if the learner has the idea about subject or not. The assessment of mathematical subjects is very objective where the formulas used and answer received is worth more than the formatting. Assessment helps to record the level of knowledge or skills of a trainee. The assessment can be absolute or comparative (Principles of assessment, n.d.). The absolute assessment evaluates learner skills against set standards. On the other hand, the comparative assessment evaluates a group of learners against set standards as well as performance of each other. There can be initial assessment where the trainer is tested for prior knowledge before granting him admission or before offering a course to know if he capable of learning. Then there are formative tests that evaluate learner through the course till the end to evaluate if the trainee is effectively learning or not (What is Assessment? 2011). The methods used for lifelong learning include diagnostic, formative and summative assessment. The diagnostic
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