The present and future of assessment systems. About the Group. City & Guilds. City & Guilds NPTC. The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). City & Guilds Centre for Skills Development (CSD). Our vital statistics. What is an International Vocational Qualification?.
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The present and future
City & Guilds
City & Guilds NPTC
The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)
City & Guilds Centre for Skills Development (CSD)
What is an International Vocational Qualification?
Competence-based awards that combine underpinning knowledge with practical assessment designed for use internationally with generic occupational standards. Holders of an IVQ can practise and work effectively at the level achieved.
Seven things that might make
an assessment system work
A vision of the future
Computerized assessments … will be embedded in the school curriculum and occur frequently. Sometimes an assessment will be made known in advance; at other times – with informed consent – it will simply be embedded seamlessly in the … session and be indistinguishable from the instructional components of that session.
In the current model, … large-scale tests are too often divorced from schooling in both content and delivery. … By virtue of moving assessment into the curriculum, the locus of the debate over performance differences must logically shift from the accuracy of assessment to the adequacy of instruction.
… Assessment runs the risk of falling out of synch on multiple counts, … Change, unfortunately, does not always come easily or as quickly as it should to well-established institutions. But large-scale educational assessment must change in the most fundamental ways, for nothing short of reinvention will prepare it to meet the dramatically different demands it will soon face.