Eat 305 a

Unit 305 Task A: Understanding Assessment in Education and Training.
Welcome to this refresher leaflet of assessment methods. The aim of this refresher is to a give you an insight into your roles and responsibilities and into how to conduct your assessments within the learning environment.  
Task A
a) A brief description of six assessment methods, with examples of when and how they could be used.
Assessment has an important role in training for both the learner and the trainer; the trainer can confirm the level of knowledge retention of the learners and thus know if further instruction is needed and if training methods need to be modified to meet the learner needs. The learner can gain knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses in relation to the subject. There are a number of assessment methods, used in many fields of education that are open to a trainer. When choosing an assessment method the trainer should ensure that they have taken into account the needs of individual learners and the materiel that is being delivered. Below is a brief description of six commonly used assessment methods.
• Examination/written test: Written quizzes; assesses through use of written tests including various methods such as Multiple choice or question sheets relying on retained knowledge.
• Question and answer assessment: assesses knowledge and understanding of the skills being assessed through use of direct questions on the subject. Can be used to summarise and assess learning throughout the course.
• Practical assessments: assesses the learner by asking them to give a practical demonstration or role play of the skills being assessed.
• General discussion: assesses through discussion of evidence already provided or demonstrated.
• Project: tasks involving some research or an investigative approach often used as an own study/homework assessment.
• Checklists, scales or charts: the trainer will have a set of criteria that the learner is expected to achieve to pass the...