Ptlls Unit 012

Unit 012, Ptlls.   Assignment 3.
There are three types of assessment which can be used in many different styles, the first being initial assessment.   We gather information regarding the student, this can be evidence of previous learning, an initial   test to determine the present level, or by interview questioning or contact with the student.   This helps us build an assessment picture to begin working with.   The second being a formative assessment.   As the learning is forming, it is helpful to monitor   how much learning is taking place, so an ongoing assessment can help with this.   The student can be involved in this to inform them of progress.   This can also help us understand if the teaching methods are effective and the aim of the teaching is being met. Learners additional needs can also be identified during these two assessments which can then be supported as necessary.   Thirdly, a summative assessment, which is the end   product of the assessment.   This can be for instance, a final exam or assessment of the learning experience.   An example of this could also be a portfolio of work carried out during the course or an assessment of practical skills.   As teachers, we need to discern which one is the most suitable for the learner and the learning outcomes.
Students   need to be motivated when learning, and when involved in the assessment process, it helps to have some responsibility in the learning process.   Sometimes we have to assess for compliance reasons, and especially in this instance, it is essential the learner is involved in the process and the reasons behind why we must assess.   Learners will be encouraged to see progress and when they begin to identify when things are not going right it shows they are following the process.   Feedback   to learners is an excellent way to keep abreast of situation, either written or verbal .   Self   assessment is valuable for the learner to look at regular intervals and is more sustainable than peer assessment.   The...