Level 3 in Teaching & Learning Unit 305 Task a

Task A
  a) Six assessment methods, with examples of when and how they could be used

  * Examination – this is a formal test, normally at the end of the course. An exam allows an assessment of the entire course as student will not know exam paper prior to exam.

  * Role Play – this is acting out an activity. This would be generally be informal and regular throughout the course. It would be used to test student knowledge before more undertaking more life-like assessments

  * Project – this is longer term coursework. It would occur throughout the course is a great way to test practical skills, such as woodwork.

  * Multiple Choice Questions – these can be formal or informal tests. It would be used throughout the course but could be used similar to an exam.

  * Self-assessment – this is a journal of one’s own work. This would take place throughout the course and would be used together with other assessment methods to gain a more holistic assessment. It would be used summatively at the end of a session to assess the student’s progress towards their criteria throughout the lesson.

  * Witness Testimony – this is a statement by a witness of a student undertaking an assessment. It would normally be used throughout the assessment and would normally be used with other assessment methods.

  b) Four most appropriate assessment methods for my area, with strengths and weaknesses

  * Witness Testimony – this is witnessing the student during an assessment and writing a statement detailing the assessment. It is used to confirm achievement but the teaching staff/support staff will need to know the assessment criteria. The strength of a witness testimony is the ability to record assessments for lower ability students who would otherwise struggle to be assessed. The limitation is that is highly subjective and could be manipulated.
  * Quizzes – they test students regularly and the strengths include being able to make the assessment fun and reduce...