Understanding in the Principles and Requirements of Assessment

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Understanding In The Principles And Requirements Of Assessment

• 1.1 Explaining The Function Of Assessment And Development

Assessment is carried out to ensure that learning has taken place. This is used to measures the learner’s knowledge and skills in their chosen area of learning. Assessment can be used to encourage learners to ask questions on anything they have not understood, learners at some point will have to know that they will have to prove their knowledge and understanding to the standards of the awarding body.

Learning and development are connected in the following ways. Learners will need guidance to understand what it is they have to learn and what is expected of them, letting them know
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However there should always be a record of all that has been carried out.

Assessment judgments and feedback: Make judgments on successful completion or otherwise then giving constructive feedback in order to help further the learner or help for successful completion at a later date. A record should be made in order to track each learners progress.

Reviewing of progress: The assessments should be able to be reviewed at any time until the Learner has completed the qualification or part thereof. Regular reviews also give the learner the opportunity to ask about other relevant issues and give you the opportunity to improve on them for the future.

The assessment process may have to be adapted to be suitable to the individual learner’s needs such as learning support for those with learning difficulties needs to eventually lead to the same outcome.

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• Explain the responsibility of the assessor.

The roles of the assessor may not be strictly that of a teacher but more of a mentor guiding a Learner to there eventual goal of gaining the qualification by giving appropriate feedback. Also the assessor is to assess the learner’s knowledge and skills in a range of

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