Assignment 7

State the different assessment methods available and explain the ones you would use for your subject area, including reference to initial assessment. State the types of assessment records you would complete and explain why.

This provides the information needed to plan an individual’s learning and improve their chances of learning effectively. Without this process we would only assume.
This process is started on the first day of learner contact. A range of methods are used in my sector. An initial discussion is completed questioning prior achievement and experience plus what they wish to achieve and how it will be of use. Literacy and Numeracy are tested by a short diagnostic, to ensure they have suitable level of competence to complete the portfolio evidence. It is vital to ascertain what they wish to achieve and how they wish to progress as if the content is not as expected it is unlikely they will complete the qualification. The initial assessment will then form the individual learning plan (ILP) for each learner. The Formative Assessment
is ongoing and identifies strengths and weaknesses with the student throughout the course, feedback should be provided through this process to help progression to the end goal.

Initial assessment, implemented before learning takes place through discussion; test; approved prior learning/experience etc identifies learner needs; preferred learning styles; and learning barriers. Without formal assessment these would be based on assumption

Assessments are used to determine a starting point, identify appropriate level of teaching, based on the conclusion, and provide a benchmark for measuring progress

Formative assessment occurring during learning is ongoing, using methods including observation; Q&A; discussion; project work; tests and feedback (this should encourage and motivate), identifying good and bad practice, enabling teachers to continually evaluate and develop sessions to meet learner needs....