The assessor needs to work to the guidelines following the programme,
you may have to teach your learner.
You have to decide what assessment method you will use with your learner
and give feedback.
You will need to use all aspects of the assessment cycle to ensure all assessment
are carried out to the learning programme.
Has the assessor you will need to maintain your own (CPD). Standardisation
will ensure the assessment requirement are accurate an consistent.
.To be able to plan your learners assessment which meets their needs.
Can be done by asking questions, various activities an by observation
will give you understanding of your learners needs, this can be seen within the
Learners initial assessment previous experience an knowledge. Agreeing
With your learner you can decide on the difference of assessment methods can
Be used to make your learners time exciting an motivation, setting realistic targets
and dates. This is a formative assessment ongoing with your learner.
Communicating assessment requirement to learners
Assessment requirements should be clearly stated to learners what is
expected from your learners. Assessment activities such has classroom,
practice test , resources, workshop, multiple choice questions.
Giving your learners constructive feedback using standardise practice.
Carrying out assessment
Starting point is knowing about your learner. Using (BKSB) Basic key skill building,
To diagnose Math, English and ICT Skill.
Initial assessment allows you to plan assessment, ensuring your learner is on the
right programme and level.
(RPL) Recognising prior learning.
When carrying assessment you need to minimise risk to the learner
and others, regarding health & safety and welfare for all involved in the
assessment do not put your learners under unnecessary pressure. expecting
to much to soon. Ensuring VACSR is used when doing assessments.
Valid , Authentic, Current, Sufficient an Reliable.
Comparing evidence with set standards
This can be obtained by using standardise and ensuring you (CPD)
Continuing professional development. Keeping your learners record updated
So their work can be verified using (VACSR).
Making assessment decisions
Depending on your learners ability , you can decide what assessment
method will be used. Knowledge is assessed by questioning, essay an test.
Performance is usually assessed by observation an questioning and using
(VACSR) will ensure your learner is competent in what they have learnt and
understand, all assessment requirements has been met.
Has an assessor you have to be confident in what your assessing . (CPD)
Comes in play within your own learning.
You must be objective when assessing ensure you assess on the set criteria
An not on personal opinion that is know has subjective your not taking into
account of the assessment requirements.
If your assessing within your learner work place your need to make arrangements
in advance to know if your learner is working , transport , parking.all confirm one or
two days in advance.
Providing feedback to the learners
It is the assessor responsibility an other working with learners responsible
for keeping updated records of your learners progress. All records will be
able your learner has a clear understanding of their achievement, an how
to progress & achieve the qualifications.
Feedback should not be critical or down putting of your learners.
Feedback should be constructive an d honest which should motivate your
learners to want to progress more., an continue working towards achieving.
Asking your learner questions will help you give feedback do not make it to
Hard that the learner does not understand what your talking about.
Use open questions when talking to your learners.
Making eye contact an smiling at your learner will make them relax an feel
So ensure you to talk to your learner in a quite environment an resume your learner
how well they did. What they have achieved an what they need to do next to
continue progressing. If your objective ensure it relates to assessment
requirements on what have been achieved an what still needs to be met.
The last thing you want Ito do is make your learner be affected by your feedback
this could effect their self esteem, ongoing constructive feedback will help your learner
want to continue to develop an improve.
Following standardisation process is working an implementing and
developing technical standards in accordance to the subject requirements
To encourage an enable learners to work has a team. This is also
important for the assessor to keep (CPD) continuing personal development updated.
Assessor need to keep up with new politics and standards, techniques
Which changes all the time. Which can keep your learners informed.
This why it’s important for assessor to keep their (CPD) updated.
Standardisation works well using SMART to ensure realistic achievement.
Ensure all learners are working from the same document. Talking to other assessor
you can decide what is expected from the learner.
Working has a team ensure the learner has a fair chance .
It’s important all records are kept, it will prove what and when activities were
carried out, which may be requested.
Holistic Assessment opportunity
Holistic assessment means you can use more than one assessment
can be carried out at the same time. If your learner has the confidence
to carry out a service it may consist of more than one unit which can be assessed
at the same time.
So if your learner has the confidence in these areas their is no reason why they
should not be assessed using this method.
Holistic assessment should be a collection of evidence an demonstration of
Assess vocational skills
Vocational assessing can be carried out in the workplace or can be in a classroom
or training centre. This will enable you to get to know your learners for they are assess
Vocational assessment can be done by observation and asking questions.
Assessment can be initial, then formative which is ongoing checking your learners
progress consisting of informal activities.
Summative assessment will confirm achievement your learner has obtained.
By discussing with your learner you can plan assessment. Their is not point in
planning assessment if they are not ready.
When planning assessment with your learner consider when you intend to carry
out their assessment. Thinking about your learner and Monday blues.
Planning with your learner deadlines, dates an what is expected in the assessment
could be a action plan.
Identify the regulations an requirements relevant to assessment in own area
National occupational standards defence
The importance of complying with the relevant assessment strategy if assessing a qualification
It is important to follow the criteria and assessment requirements for all units
Following the assessment cycle for all learners and keeping records, on all formative an
Summative, feedback records.
Showing learners progress throughout the qualification for all learners.
Following standardisation will ensure all learners are working with the same information which
Is fair and ethical.
Assessor needs to be consistent and fairness of judgment decision to all learners.
(AVSCR) will validate learners capability an knowledge to be able to achieve the qualification.
All learners has freedom of information act (2000) gives all learners the opportunity
and requirements in holistic assessment in the work place