Dtlls Unit 3


The assessor has to appreciate that there are many different styles that can be used to assess any particular piece of work or unit. He has to be aware that he will have to change and adapt plans to suit his learners, taking into account their disabilities and learning needs.

Assessment comes in many different forms, summative, formative, practical’s, observations, projects, reports and witness testimonies to name a few. Depending on the course being delivered dictates to which type of assessment will be used to guide the learners as to how they are progressing.

Assessments have to be planned to suit the individual learners and the courses that are being delivered. However, as Ramsden (1992) says, it will be rare to find one assessment method which will satisfy the assessment of all the intended learning outcomes for a course, so it will be necessary to consider a range of assessment methods for our students.   It may be that specialist resources and equipment have to be put in place before the assessment takes place, and should the assessment be taking place in a workplace environment then the supervisors and the business involved would have to be informed beforehand.

Following an assessment the results are obtained and some kind of judgement will have to be made, and whatever decision the assessor comes to you will have to make sure the standards have been achieved, what was good, what needed to be redeveloped, this will all show up in the grades or pass marks obtained.
Equality and Diversity must adapted in assessment all times, every learner must be treated equally and given the same opportunities to be assessed in a manner which will suit their learning needs. Whatever their backgrounds and needs, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability (mental or physical), or sexual orientation they must given equal opportunities to be assessed.
Diversity refers to the differences between individuals, and the importance of appreciating those...