Review a Range of Different Assessment Methods Available and Explain the Ones You Would Use for Youe Subject Area

Review a range of different assessment methods available and explain the ones you would use for your subject area. Evaluate the use of assessment methods in different contexts, including references to initial assessment. Justify the types of assessment records you would complete and explain why.

This assignment will show different methods of assessment methods available and relevant to my teaching practice. Also evaluate the assessments methods in different contexts.  

Assessment is a means obtaining information, which would allow me to make judgments about a learner’s progress. It also can also measure the success of learning as well as teaching. Assessment is a reflective tool designed to inform me if the learner has the ability, capability, knowledge and understanding within my subject area (Hairdressing).
Gravels A 2008 quotes
“Assessment is a way of finding out if learning has taken place. It enables you, the assessor, to ascertain if your learner has gained the required skills and knowledge needed at a given point towards a course or qualification” (Page 75).

Within the training facility I teach at, there are several teachers who liaise with each other to ascertain a learner’s progress. I also liaise with the learner’s employers to give them feed back on the learner’s capabilities or their progression with their course work as to whether they will achieve or what action is to be taken.

Assessment can have different benchmarks against other learner’s. Norm-referenced assessment is one example used. Minton D 2005 comments
“A learner’s achievement is measured by testing against the standard normally achieved by a candidate at the level in that kind of test.” (Page 275)
This form of assessment pass marks can be set at different levels.
Whereas Criterion-referenced assessment is measured against a standard, this form of assessment is used in hairdressing using the HABIA standards.   All the criteria have to be met to achieve a pass mark. As...