Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
Learning Outcome One Understand the principles and requirements of Assessment: Explain two functions of assessment in learning & development. The functions of assessment and learning development are to identify the learners needs and to monitor there development. It also reflects the required standards and assessment criteria to develop the best practice for measuring and recording achievement. Define the key concepts and principles of assessment.
To put assessments into context this is part of the learning/training cycle. To recognise prior learning and identify specific assessment requirements. Neuro-linguistic programming was created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California in1970’s. They claim that there is a connection between the neurological process language and behavioural patterns learned though experience. These can be changed to achieve specific goals in life. What are the responsibilities of the assessor?
The assessor has a range of responsibilities to the learner, the employer and the organisation they are working for. They uphold the occupational standards and the awarding organisation. They have plan, manage and deliver assessments all while maintaining the integrity of the qualification. They need to adder to all legal and organisation legislation. Identify the regulations and requirements relevant to the assessment in own area of practice. It’s a requirement to safeguard learners during assessments. Always make sure that all recording, tracking and logging of assessments are accurate and up to date. Communicate decisions with learners as well as the assessment strategies and standardisation. Abide by the health and safety at work act 1974, the data protection act 1998 and the equality and diversity act 2010. The regulatory bodies such as Ofyual, Sector Skills Council, Institute of learning and any awarding body help maintain the...
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