A1 Assessor

Assignment 2

Unit 1 - Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

Write a statement to meet the following learning outcomes; use your own experience, examples of your own candidates and product evidence of planning with your learners to back up your statement:

Type your answers under the sub headings below for ease of Assessment and IV

Understand How to Plan Assessment.

Summarise Key Factors you Consider when Planning Assessment.

    • When planning assessment you need to gauge a clear idea of what level the candidate is at to see if they are ready to complete your planned assessment. There are many ways of achieving this knowledge. One method is observation in performance or another by taking an initial assessment test which have seven levels with the basic entry level 1 being the first.

      Once this knowledge has been gained, further knowledge is needed to suit their needs. What is their preferred learning style, is it part of a group or on a one to one basis. You will need to find out their strengths and weaknesses to get the most out of their abilities but also to work around and improve on different area that need to be worked on.

      When all this has been achieved the learner will need to be given information about the planned assessment.   First of all they will need to have an understanding of what they are about to study, explaining what they need to do to meet the criteria required by OFQUAL – the governing body of the qualifications.   They will need to understand what is expected of them when attending the course by giving them the code of conduct for them to follow, it is also important for them to follow Health & Safety procedures after they have been explained during the induction process helping protect them during assessment.

Evaluate the Benefits of using a Holistic Approach to Assessment.

    • Holistic assessment (also called 'integrated assessment') focuses on the assessment of...