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Key Concepts and Principles of Assessment. This presentation will cover:. Why should assessment take place? The key concepts of assessment Principles of assessment VACSR & SMART Role & responsibilities of an assessor Regulations & legislation relating to assessment Policies and procedures.

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Key concepts and principles of assessment

Key Concepts and Principles of Assessment


This presentation will cover

This presentation will cover:

  • Why should assessment take place?

  • The key concepts of assessment

  • Principles of assessment

  • VACSR & SMART

  • Role & responsibilities of an assessor

  • Regulations & legislation relating to assessment

  • Policies and procedures


Why should assessment take place

Why should assessment take place?

  • Why do you think assessment should take place with learners?


Why should assessment take place1

Why should assessment take place?

  • To ascertain if learning has occurred

  • For example: the skills, competence, knowledge, understanding and/or attitudes needed at a given point

  • If you didn't assess, you wouldn’t know whether learning had taken place


Why should assessment take place2

Why should assessment take place?

  • Assessment should focus on improving and reinforcing learning as well as measuring achievements

  • It should help your learners realise how they are progressing and what they need to do to improve and/or progress further


The key concepts of assessment

The key concepts of assessment

Concepts are the aspects involved throughout the assessment process:

  • accountability

  • achievement

  • assessment strategies

  • benchmarking

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Key concepts and principles of assessment

  • 14 Missing slides


Summary quiz

Summary quiz

  • 5 questions here (answers are in the presenter notes)


Further reading

Further reading

  • Gravells A (2012) Achieving your TAQA Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer Award London Learning Matters

  • Gravells and Simpson (2012) Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector London Learning Matters

  • Ollin R & Tucker J (2012) The Vocational Assessor Handbook (including IQA) London Kogan Page

  • Read H (2011) The Best Assessor’s Guide Bideford Read On Publications Ltd

  • Wilson (2012) Practical Teaching: A Guide to Assessment and Quality Assurance Hampshire Cengage Learning


Websites

Websites

  • Assessment – http://archive.excellencegateway.org.uk/page.aspx?o=108392

  • Data Protection Act - http://regulatorylaw.co.uk/Data_Protection_Act_2003.html

  • Equality Act - http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/equalities/equality-act/

  • Health & Safety At Work etc Act - http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act - http://www.isa.homeoffice.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=321


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