Unit 012 Principles of Assessment in Lifelong Learning

To complete this unit you will need toproduce an assignment on the following:

What is meant by assessment?   What are the strengths and weaknesses of the assessment types and methods you use?   How would you involve your learner into the assessment process?   Why do we need to keep records of assessment?

You will also need to make an entry in your reflective journal about what you have learned through this unit.

  * Your assignment should not be over 1000 words long
  * Your assignment needs to be presented on the SAA Ltd Evidence Record Sheet
  * You need to show the criteria covered by your assignment in the right hand column of the evidence record sheet.
  * This is a level four assignment.   You must show a range of reading and have more than two books/websites quoted in your assignment and in your list of references.

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Assessment Criteria you must cover

1.1 | Analyse how types of assessment are used in lifelong learning |
1.2 | Analyse how assessment methods are used in lifelong learning |
1.3 | Evaluate strengths and limitations of assessment methods to meet individual learner needs |
2.1 | Evaluate how to involve the learner in the assessment process |
2.2 | Analyse the role of peer and self-assessment in the assessment process |
3.1 | Explain the need to keep records of assessment in learning |
3.2 | Summarise requirements for keeping records of assessment in an organisation |

      1.1 Analyse how types of assessment are used in lifelong learning

There are three types of assessments used in lifelong learning. These are;
1   Initial
2 Formative
3   Summative
At the beginning of a course the prior knowledge of a student must be uncovered; this is what the initial assessment is for. Establishing knowledge of ability through an initial assessment allows the tutor to tailor the teaching material appropriately, giving more time when lesson planning to...